Highland Park 25 Year Old - Small Batch (Cadenhead)

  • Distillery: Highland Park
  • Distilled:
    1988
  • Bottler:
    Cadenhead
  • Bottled:
    2013
  • Age:
    25
  • ABV:
    55,7%

Release of 1086 bottles (probably 3-5 caks). Thanks to Šarūnas from whisky bar King and Mouse (Vilnius) for a nice gift from Scotland!

Average rating:
92

Member ratings:

Member Review Rating
Povilas

Aroma: significant sherry notes, burnt wood and caramelized sugar. Dry smoke and spice herbs are complemented with raisins, figs. Maple syrup with vanilla bar sticked with burnt sugar. Aroma style for me is somewhere between old and modern style sherried malts. The more time this malt takes, more subtle aromas comes - leather, black tea, old books, more dried fruits. With water I get more dry wood, dried fruits, some mandarines and clove.
Palate: dry spicy wood, black tea and dried fruits. Bold tannins. Ashes, dry smoke, little trace of resin. Caramelized sugar. With water great as neat, maybe more rum, raisins, dried fruits notes. Finish: long, bit dry with spices and dried fruits.
Comments: I like drinks impacted by time and wood. Cognac and other old matured spirits lovers should try it. I didn't try much like this - multidimmensional and very well balanced. You can spend whole evening with dram like this. One of the wow malts both tastewise and aromawise.

92
 

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