Highland Park 25 Years Dumpy 51.5% NV
€ 1.500,04 (in Vat)
|Distilled date||Not Specified|
|Condition||In Original Wooden Container|
Pour a dram: clear and bright in the glass - a ray of deep golden sunset over the rounded hills of Hoy. Warm the glass in your hand, breathe in: the very rich, mature oak bouquet, with an almost ethery peatiness, will transport you to the surrounding seas and to the peat beds at Marwick. Next, add a little water: Highland Park 25 Year Old is cask strength and a little water will allow its generous body to exhale; then the rich, full, medium-sweet palate will elicit a burst of flavour. The finish - rich, long and amazingly sweet for its age - is one you will not forget. However, just as stories re-live through reminiscence, so too do memory and taste buds benefit from refreshing. So pour another dram, and once again evoke the poetry of a Golden Age.
Serge Valentin (90)
Colour: amber. Nose: rather bold and extremely honeyed and heathery, as usual. Lots of nectar notes and quite some peat coming through (unusual at that level). Quite some sherry too and also some fine oaky notes. Rather complex and surely full bodied. Mouth: starts rather drier than the current version, but with lots of oomph. Strikingly saltier as well. Complex development, with some notes of seawater, wood, smoke, and still quite some sweetness, the whole being perfectly balanced. The finish is bold and long, on honey, smoke and salt. A great classic