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Highland Park 25 Triumphs At Ultimate Spirits Challenge

9th May  2013
Highland Park 25 Year Old triumphs at Ultimate Spirits Challenge.

Highland Park 25 year old has been awarded the first ever 100-point score, along with the Chairman’s Trophy for Best of Category, by judges at Ultimate Beverage Challenge’s fourth annual Ultimate Spirits Challenge.

Highland Park went on to achieve four more finalist entries all 95 points and above, in the prestigious trophy sweepstakes with Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation for 30 year old (97 points); 12 year old (96 points); 18 year old (95 points) and 15 year old (95 points). In addition, Highland Park Thor, the first edition of the stunning Valhalla Collection, achieved 94 points, with the judges classing it as ‘highly recommended’.

Gerry Tosh, Global Marketing Manager for Highland Park, said: "To be the only ever recipient of the 100-point score in the history of the Ultimate Spirit Challenge is a great honour for Highland Park 25 year old. We’re thrilled that the judges, all respected commentators in our industry, have selected Highland Park for this accolade in the presence of a strong array of competitors. The fact that Highland Park was also represented so strongly across the board is very significant and allows us to maintain our award winning reputation."

More than 70 companies from 30 countries around the world entered the Ultimate Spirits Challenge. The judging panels, which included many of the world’s most famous distilled spirits authorities, authors, and buyers, rated the distillates on a 100-point scale. The judges named 33 Ultimate Spirits Challenge Chairman’s Trophy winners and 151 finalists.

Highland Park 25 Year Old 2013 has an ABV of 45.7% and is available at The Whisky Exchange priced £133.00

Highland Park 25 Year Old Tasting Notes

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Colour: Dark red golden, clear and bright.

Nose: Very rich, mature oak; chocolate; fudge.

Taste: Full, rich burst of flavour; soft honey; nutty toffee.

Taste: Rich, long and surprisingly sweet for its age.

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