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Highland Park 25yo OB

Postby lwknigh » Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:59 am

Hello everyone

Need some input about this,I just got a bottle from RM of Highland Park 25yo ob,its states the proof at 48.1%,isn't that the same as the 30yo ob,why would that put both out at the same proof,it confuses old dogers like me.I looked at the old threads,didn't find any comments on this.Do you think they did this so it gives them more options if one outsells the other.Cheers
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Postby Ann-Helen » Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:22 am

Our Highland park 25 yo is 50,7 % and our 30 yo is 48,1%.
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Postby peergynt323 » Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:19 am

My Highland Park 25yo is 50.7%.
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Postby Di Blasi » Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:41 am

The newest bottling, with new packaging, of the 25y is the 48.1%, and the previous bottling, with old packaging, is the 50.7%. I think it may just be a coinicidence they bottled the new 25y and 30y at the same strength. Or maybe it's their way of showing and saying "cask strength" and no water added prior to bottling, kind of fooling us or something. But don't take my word for it, I'm just taking a guess.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:17 pm

They probably found that there was not much of a difference between the 50.7 and 48.1 taste wise. Therefore just their way of squeezing a few more bottles out of a barrel while at the same time trying to protray the cask strength status :roll:

This smells of the marketing men at work. :evil:
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Apr 06, 2007 2:27 am

Or it might simply be normal batch variation, as would be expected with any cask-strength bottling (he said, refusing to succumb to idle cynicism). Although it is fair to note that my bottle does not say "cask-strength" anywhere on it.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:56 pm

I think it has varied before. Wasn't there a 51. something% before the 50.7? I'd be interested to know how the 48.1 does compare. The 50.7 would take some beating.

Ahem......... Mrs C has just informed me that I am turning into one of Billy Connolly's whisky bores :shock: I shall have to remind her that it was the HP25 that she drank nearly half a bottle of whilst eating Hagen Daz vanilla ice cream :P
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Postby lwknigh » Fri Apr 06, 2007 4:45 pm

Crieftan wrote:I think it has varied before. Wasn't there a 51. something% before the 50.7? I'd be interested to know how the 48.1 does compare. The 50.7 would take some beating.

Ahem......... Mrs C has just informed me that I am turning into one of Billy Connolly's whisky bores :shock: I shall have to remind her that it was the HP25 that she drank nearly half a bottle of whilst eating Hagen Daz vanilla ice cream :P

Hasn't anyone come up with toppings for ice cream made out out of your favorite single malt,sounds like a opportunity for someone!Cheers
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Postby peergynt323 » Fri Apr 06, 2007 5:00 pm

Laphroaig QC on Breyer's or Haagen Dazs vanilla bean ice cream. It works.
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Postby toshie » Fri Apr 06, 2007 5:33 pm

Aberlour A'bunadh poured over Mackie's ice cream and crumbled digestive biscuit. SLURP
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Postby Di Blasi » Fri Apr 06, 2007 5:34 pm

peergynt323 wrote:Laphroaig QC on Breyer's or Haagen Dazs vanilla bean ice cream. It works.


Yup, my grandfather in Italy has always added ("siroppo per la tosse!") whisky to his ice cream! It's actually a great combo!
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Postby Photon » Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:00 pm

After experimenting with Armagnac and Chocolate, I tried some single malts with chocolate. While Armagnac seems to go best with straight dark chocolate, many whiskies go well with a milk chocolate based candy bar - especially if they mirror each others nutty and//or fruity flavors.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:16 pm

It's been said here lately that Nadurra tastes like apple pie, so I going to try that on vanilla ice cream next chance I get. Might experiment with mixing it with maple syrup.
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Postby misa » Sat Apr 07, 2007 8:57 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:It's been said here lately that Nadurra tastes like apple pie, so I going to try that on vanilla ice cream next chance I get. Might experiment with mixing it with maple syrup.

To me it doesn´t, but maybe you should try it anyway.
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