Highland Park 25 Year Old70cl / 48.1%
- Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
Highland Park 25yo is a terrifically complex, rich, woody, sherried dram. It seems as if this release will be the last at cask strength as the company is running low on stocks, so don't tarry too long if you want one of these.
Whisky Bible Awards 2012: Best 22-27 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky of the Year (multiple casks)
Highland Park 25 Year Old Reviews
7 Customer Reviews
One of the most complex whisky on earth!
Truely Highland Park! Magnificent! Best dram ever 95 pts :-)
Best whisky in the world!
This is a huge dram. It is hard and powerful on the first approach but on the 2nd or 3rd nosing it starts to reward you with floral and fruity notes, beautiful balance and sweetness. On the palate the arrival is again quite hard at first, drying your mouth straight away, but then revealing a beautiful breadiness, nuttiness, honey, fruit and it has a finish that lasted ages with more honey and the oh so characteristic Highland Park smoke.
"Nose" (undiluted): Damp Fall leaves, exotic kitchen spices, and cold sea air mixed with peat. "Palate" (undiluted): Explodes upon the palate! Very intense, concentrated, aromatic flavors rain down like the vengeance of God. Fear and trembling. "Finish" (undiluted): Long! Wood smoke and malty cinnamon becomes a poweful orange rind and ancient oak that demands your complete attention.
Wowee. I picked up a miniature of this (somehow!) and it was a round bottle at 50.7% strength. However, I should think that this has the same wonderfully complex nose, gorgeously smooth body and palate and rich honey accents on the finish. Why single malts are the most distinctive, thereby fascinating drinks in the world.