Highland Park was recently named 'Best spirit in the world' by USA whisky expert Paul Pacult in his 2005, Spirit Journal 100 listing of the world's best 100 distilled spirits. Highland Park's award-winning quality has its roots in the whisky's Orkney home and the obsession of the people who craft it. Established in 1798 on Orkney, Highland Park ... Read More »
Highland Park 12yo remains one of the gold standard malts for other distillery bottlings to aspire to. With a delicious sweetness (heather-honey is their preferred description), a trace of smoke and a warming, silky mouthfeel, this is a whisky that never lets you down. World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Best Island 12 years and under
Released in April 2010, this litre bottle vintage edition of Highland Park was distilled in 1998, the year of the distillery's bicentenary and was originally only available in travel retail. Fruity, with a honeyed sweetness after 12 years maturation in American oak.
Part of the Warriors Series originally launched for the travel retail market, Svein has both a sweetness due in part to the high percentage of American oak casks used and a spiciness - representing his notoriously fiery temper.
Part of the Warriors Series originally launched for the travel retail market, Einar is big and bold, just the warrior himself. Aged primarily in American oak casks and with peat smoke in the mix, this is a punchy whisky that's sure not to disappoint.
A sherried release from Highland Park, Dark Origins is a combination of 80% first fill sherry casks (of which 60% is European oak and 20% American) and 20% refill sherry. A dark expression which fits in with the distillery's origins – founder Magnus Eunson being a smuggler who worked in the darkness of night.
A 2001 vintage Highland Park originally released for the travel retail market. With a high proportion of first-fill American oak casks, the smoke is allowed to come through along with some sweeter notes.
Originally released in March 2011, Leif Erikson was originally a travel retail exclusive that we've managed to get a few bottles of. In celebration of Erikson's trip to the New World it is made up of ex-bourbon and sherry casks, all made from American oak.
Highland Park 18yo is one of the all-time greats of the single malt world. Delicious sweet sherry notes alongside the heather-honey distillery character, rounded with a wisp of dry smoke. Whisky Bible 2011: Single Malt Scotch of the Year 16-21 Years; 95.5 Points
A 1990 vintage Highland Park released by independent bottlers Signatory as part of their Cask Strength Collection series. Distilled on 3rd December, it was aged in a wine cask for 22 years before being bottled on 2nd July 2013. This is a rare example of full term wine cask maturation for Highland Park, we can't wait to try it ourselves.
A 23 year old Highland Park from Signatory, matured in a wine treated butt - their term for a butt that hasn't necessarily been used to age sherry/wine in a traditional manner. It was distilled on December 3 1990 and bottled at cask strength on February 18 2014.
A 1991 vintage Highland Pak from independent bottlers Douglas Laing, released as part of their Directors' Cut series. Distilled in February, this was aged for 21 years in refill butt number 9242 before 227 bottles were yielded in December 2012.
A 2012 re-release of Highland Park 21 back at its old strength of 47.5% after a few years of languishing at a lower strength due to stock shortages. This has been much sought after in the travel retail sector and it's good to see it back on our shelves again. Absolutely terrific stuff.