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Highland Park 25yo in wooden box, who is the IB ?

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Highland Park 25yo in wooden box, who is the IB ?

Postby patings » Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:41 pm

Anybody recognizes this fancy Highland Park 25yo IB ?

See the photo and comment from HP at: http://www.hetwhiskyforum.nl/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=683

We would be interested to know who is the 3rd party that bottled it ?
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Re: Highland Park 25yo in wooden box, who is the IB ?

Postby The Third Dram » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:11 pm

The smaller label pictured in the second image down on that thread (is it from the same bottle as the first image?) looks like a William Cadenhead one.
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Re: Highland Park 25yo in wooden box, who is the IB ?

Postby patings » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:25 pm

Ah, sorry forgot to mention.

The answer is yes, the smaller one is on the back. However it states 100cl, whereas the large label states 70cl, which is true.

From HP we got this answer to our requesty for information:
Dear Forum

thank you for your enquiry which I received through our website.
the bottle of 25yo is not one of our bottlings - it is a 3rd party bottling and therefore I cannot answer your question.

Kind regards

Jason R. Craig
Global Controller - Highland Park
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Re: Highland Park 25yo in wooden box, who is the IB ?

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:26 pm

The labeling looks very fresh and the different volume statements on front and back do make it rather suspicious. It all looks a bit homemade.
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Re: Highland Park 25yo in wooden box, who is the IB ?

Postby patings » Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:52 am

Thanks for your feedback.
We will not see the requested photo of the whole bottle.

The owner has opened it and was not disappointed (he got it as a present), it thinks it has some HP-characteristics.

He also found out that it was aquired from a German eBay-shop.

We now also found out that the person running that shop (now on the name of his wife) has been previously delivering falsifications.

An email with the question we send to Cadenhead has not yet gotten an answer. But I guess we know now.....
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Re: Highland Park 25yo in wooden box, who is the IB ?

Postby johan brugge » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:18 pm

Yes Peat, no wonder nobody had any suggestions. I've read that particular German blog too. Thank God he didn't lose any money on this bottle.
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