Say, has anyone tried the HP Single Cask #7366 (24 yr)? I saw it
advertized on the Park Ave website. (I'm not affiliated w/ Park Ave
Liq, this isn't spam). As a big fan of the 12 + 18, I wonder if this is
what it claims to be. Park Ave has it posted on their home page, which
will eventually change:
On 8/9/05 1:28 PM, in article
Yes, I bought two bottles while in New York a few months ago. It was highly
recommended by Scott, a well-informed fellow who works at Park Avenue
Liquors. I'm a huge fan of Highland Park, so it wasn't much of a gamble. I
was, and am, delighted with my purchase.
I think the original bottling HP 25YO is a great value at around $175,
especially as older malts are getting rarer, and the Macallan 25YO is near
$300. The HP is more delicious, IMHO.
This 24YO cask strength is quite different from the OB 25YO. With a strong
nose that reminds me of molasses, yeast, almonds, and a little peat, this
malt is a little more full-bodied than the 25YO OB, and perhaps a bit less
balanced. At 58% ABV, it packs quite a wallop, and many will want to add a
splash or two of spring water. I prefer my cask strength whiskies straight -
water always just dilutes the flavor for me. However, a whisky this strong I
usually reserve for the end of a tasting - the strong alcohol content can
"burn" the palate.
I think if you're a Highland Park fan, and don't mind spending the money,
you won't be disappointed.