Highland Park 25 Year

Peated Single Malt

Highland Park // Orkney, Scotland

community rating

4 out of 5 stars
( 135 )

Highland Park distillery, considered the jewel of Orkney Island, has released a 25 year old version of their core expression Scotch. This one is matured in a higher percentage of first fill sherry casks than the 18 year old. The distillery is known for drying their barley with Hobbister Moor peat, which burns more floral and less rubbery and briny than from Islay.

  • age
    25 Years
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon/first fill sherry

Tasting Notes

"Sometimes you need to start with the end, and it's important to note that the finish here is much drier than the younger (18 Yr) and even older (30 or 40 year) malts from HP. That said, hello, this is Highland Park 25! Of course it is beautifully balanced in flavor between vanilla, caramel, honeysuckle, orange blossom, pipe tobacco and bittersweet chocolate. But the extra sherry contact does stop these flavors short ever-so-slightly. You'd probably only notice if you've had the pleasure of tasting through most of their expressions to detect the slight difference."

Score 93

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