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Highland Park 25 Year Old

Wilder and less balanced

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@WhiskyNotesReview by @WhiskyNotes

4th Mar 2010


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Nose: definitely grassier and waxier than the 18yo. More resinous notes as well. The honey accents are still there, but less pronounced. More peat, less caramel. Walnuts. It’s difficult to say whether this is better or not, it seems a lot sharper and a bit more one-dimensional on the nose.

Mouth: really muscular: more peat, more grass. The sweetness was traded for a waxiness and there’s a bunch of pepper. It’s bigger and less gentle, which is a good thing.

Finish: very long with dominant spices and warm peat. Less smokey than the 18yo. Some marmelade at the very end.

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galg commented

7.5 for that price range is indeed not a very good deal... i need to try the 30

13 years ago 0

WhiskyNotes commented

For me 7.5 is pretty good, but indeed quite a steep price. In case you already have all the other HP's, this one is a welcome variation.

13 years ago 0

jwise commented

I definitely enjoyed this whisky. I believe I like it better than the 18yr, but I would have to review my notes back to back and then re-taste them at the same time to be sure. I also got less smoke on the finish with the 25yr, but the wax and grass character were lost on me. I described it as a cinnamon peach cobbler baking in a dutch oven over hot coals.

12 years ago 0

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