Whisky Review: Highland Park 25 Years Old Robert Graham Treasurer’s Selection
- Category: Island single malt scotch whisky
- Origin: Highland Park Distillery
- Bottling: Robert Graham, Treasurer’s Selection
- ABV: 46.5%
- Cost: £300
What they say
This exquisitely presented single cask expression is a true representation of the skill and craft of Scotland’s most Northerly Distillery. It’s remarkable contents exude the wonderment of precision and the virtue of patience in an unforgettable extravaganza of flavour; heralding those, lucky enough to indulge in this masterpiece, “an roghnú” Gaelic for “the chosen”.
This Orcadian dram inherits its charming smoke from local aromatic peat, with the exquisite water source carrying a distinct essence from the mineral rich streams of the island.
Painstakingly selected from a wealth of casks, our Managing Director at Robert Graham, along with his experienced tasting panel, drew from their collective expertise to choose a Single Malt expression worthy of their award winning “Treasurer” mantle.
Limited Release of 90 bottles
70cl 46.5% volume.
What I say
Sampled during an after-hours session at Robert Graham Cannongait with the usual suspects 😉
A single ex-bourbon cask of Highland Park, matured for 25 years before being selected by Robert Graham for their Treasurer’s Selection.
- Appearance: Pale straw gold (3/20), medium tears and medium legs
- Nose: Floral and sweet, fruity with lemon and lime, apple, pear, banana, biscuit cereal malt, beeswax and wood polish, antique oak wood, a hint of blackberry or bramble jam, becomes mentholic but still sweet – like Mentos, a touch of white wine balsamic vinegar and fresher white grapes
- Taste: On the palate, malty and biscuit cereal, sweetened with heather honey, pear drops, banana fritters, apple rings, waxy and mouth coating, vanilla foam, banana split dessert, Chantilly cream
- Finish: Long, sweet, creamy, salt caramel, oak wood and leathery tannin, becomes drying, mentos/menthol persists
A deliciously aged expression from an ex-Bourbon cask with that odd waxy florality, tropical fruit and creamy vanilla with more than a hint of mint in here. Dessert-like on lots of levels.
I’m really starting to enjoy older HP’s once the peat-influence has subsided a little these more subtle notes really do start to shine.
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