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1987 Silver Seal Whisky Company Aida Highland Park 28 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Orkney Islands, SCOTLAND
Reduced from $1,100.00
$899. 00
$10788.00 Dozen
ABV: 47.7%
" I totally hate to say that the price is rather justified."

An exceptionally old Highland Park, part of a new series under the "Whisky is Classical Collection", with a tribute to Giuseppe Verdi's opera, Aida. This was distilled in 1987 and bottled in 2016. A tiny release of just 191 bottles, and very reasonably priced when compared to the official 25 year old now selling for $900+. Exceptionally limited.

Other reviews... Let’s see if this will be The Grand March… Colour: light gold. Nose: it’s wonderful to be able to check what ten further years in a regular cask (hogshead type) do to a distillate that’s otherwise very similar. In this case, we rather get more tiny herbs and mints. Genepy, gentian, peppermint, spearmint. Also some precious blue/green tea, a little linseed oil, perhaps a drop of turpentine (a true painter’s whisky), and once again a little chalk. This nose is just perfect, my friend. Mouth: top notch indeed, despite, or perhaps because of a whacky touch of yeasty cheese. Then passion fruits, more damp chalk, wormwood, cough syrup, those citrons, this Montrachety (!?) side, mint… What a palate! The oak’s maybe a little loud at times, but if you like pinesap as much as I do, you’ll just love it. Miles Davis was loud too (what?) Finish: long, on the very same notes, plus some greenish liquorice and perhaps a touch of bacon. Comments: we’re still going up, aren’t we. It’s a very expensive bottle, but I totally hate to say that the price is rather justified. 47.7% Alc./Vol.
91 points - Serge Valentin, whiskyfun.com