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Tasting Notes on 53.5% abv HP 25yo?

Postby Sherried Malt » Fri May 30, 2008 8:28 pm

I've come across a shop that has the 53.5% abv bottling of the HP 25yo. :o :shock:

Can anyone provide some notes on this bottling? (I know C57 is a huge fan of this one...)

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Tasting Notes on 53.5% abv HP 25yo?

Postby Sherried Malt » Fri May 30, 2008 8:43 pm

Thank you, C57.

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Re: Tasting Notes on 53.5% abv HP 25yo?

Postby Sherried Malt » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:03 pm

C57, sent you an email but don't know if you've received it. Just sent you a PM... He said yes! :D :D :D

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Re: Tasting Notes on 53.5% abv HP 25yo?

Postby lincoln imp » Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:03 pm

Collector57 wrote:n: more peat than you might normally get from HP. The expected honey and heather but more intense than in the younger bottlings
A touch of sherry too.

t: sweet honey with salt and a whiff of smoke

f: The theme carries right through - peat, honey, heather and salt. Long, long, long

These are old notes. I haven't had this for - well, too long. And the notes were made a long while before I finished the bottle. It had been open a year or two by then, so it may not reflect the newly opened bottle?

C57. At present i have 3 unopened bottles of 25yr, at 48.1%,51.5% and 53.5% 2000 bottling. Ihave just tried a 50.7 and was a little disappointed. Which is the best. I still prefer the 30 year OB.
When i nosed the 50.7 for the first time it immediately reminded me of Royal Lochnagar Selected Reserve. As i write this i am comparing them and think they are similar but the Royal Lochnagar is sweeter.
Anyway are the other HP 25 bottles better than the 48.1 30 year?
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Re: Tasting Notes on 53.5% abv HP 25yo?

Postby Ganga » Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:10 pm

I've had two of the 25s (48.1, 50.7) HTH with the 30. I think they each have something to offer up. The 25s tend to be more "in your face" with what they present while the 30 is a more subtle "come sit down with me and have a chat" whisky. I think that my preference would vary based on what I'm doing and how I'm feeling at a particular moment.

I find the same general principles with the Macallan 25 and Macallan 30.
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Re: Tasting Notes on 53.5% abv HP 25yo?

Postby lincoln imp » Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:44 pm

Ganga wrote:I've had two of the 25s (48.1, 50.7) HTH with the 30. I think they each have something to offer up. The 25s tend to be more "in your face" with what they present while the 30 is a more subtle "come sit down with me and have a chat" whisky. I think that my preference would vary based on what I'm doing and how I'm feeling at a particular moment.

I find the same general principles with the Macallan 25 and Macallan 30.

Thanks Ganga. I know what your saying about the 30yr it is a little more delicate than the 25yr, mind i am finding the more of the 50.7 i drink the more i like it.
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Re: Tasting Notes on 53.5% abv HP 25yo?

Postby Sherried Malt » Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:58 am

lincoln imp wrote:are the other HP 25 bottles better than the 48.1 30 year?
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Lincoln Imp, I tried the 50.7% 25yo HTH against the 48.1% during our HP Online Tasting. I was very impressed with both. Here's the link.

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