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HIGHLAND PARK 25 YEAR OLD 45,7%
Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Highlands-orkney, 70cl, Ref: 14598
Highland Park 25 year old is matured using a very high proportion of first fill sherry casks, which not only impart a wonderfully rich, nutty spiciness but also an intensely dark and full bodied flavour.
- Appearance : natural colour, dark red golden, clear and bright.
- Nose : very rich, mature oak, chocolate; fudge.
- Palate : full, rich burst of flavour, soft honey; nutty toffee.
- Overall : rich, long and surprisingly sweet for its age.
- The brand
Highland Park owes its special character to two elements that are essential to the production of whisky: people and peat. The latter, used for the barley it malts on site, comes directly from its own peat bogs, which are composed almost exclusively of Calluna heather and its roots. When it comes to people, Highland Park is so proud of its roots that it was the last distillery, a century ago, to still use endemic Scottish barley for the production of its whisky. It even experimented with maturation in Scottish oak casks. Luckily that experiment was abandoned when they proved to be too resinous. Find out more