Our 25 Year Old 2022 Release has been created from just 12 casks – five first-fill sherry seasoned European oak hogsheads, two first-fill sherry seasoned American oak casks and five virgin (unseasoned) American oak hogsheads, carefully selected and married together by our Master Whisky Maker, Gordon Motion.
Naturally dark golden in colour, this is a complex and spicy single malt Scotch whisky, opening with intriguing aromas of sweet coconut and honeyed violet, underpinned by warm, woody spices. Flavours of exotic lychee and sun-drenched Seville oranges follow, with hints of oak-smoked coconut and heather-rich peat. Sweet and spicy at the end, you’ll discover a suggestion of aniseed, fresh rosemary and gentle lingering peat smoke.
Despite the wild winds that constantly beset our islands, Orkney has a surprisingly mild climate with few extremes of temperature. This, combined with our insistence on the finest quality casks, allows us to age our whisky for longer than many other distilleries, losing less to the Angels’ Share and producing mature whisky of exceptional quality and character. This superb 25 Year Old is a fine example of the rewards delivered by a long and unhurried maturation.
We’ve been crafting our award-winning whisky at the Highland Park Distillery in Kirkwall, Orkney, since 1798. Age, experience and respect for tradition may define our whisky, but it’s Orkney that sets it apart. Something magic happens here and the result is the wild harmony of flavours found in our whisky.
NATURAL CASK-DRIVEN COLOUR (NO ADDITIVES)
Sweet oak-smoked coconut | Honeyed violet | Warm woody spices | Lychees and Seville oranges | Aniseed | Crushed rosemary | Aromatic peat smoke
Whisky Resource Note
While like the 21 Year Old, the 25 Year Old is bottled at 46% it can be assumed that there has been no chill filtration, however, neither the website nor the bottle or packaging can confirm this, as such it has been marked as 'Unknown' with regards to this matter and the value score has been adjusted accordingly.
However the Whisky Exchange states the 25 has not been chill filtered but there is no similar statement from them regarding the 21 year old.