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 »
A 12 year old Highland Park in the classic dumpy bottle that was common for the distillery in the 1980s. Highland Park is Scotland's northernmost distillery, being half a mile further north than it's neighbour, Scapa.
Released at the beginning of 2013, this 30 year old is the second oldest core expression in the Highland Park range. Bottled at a lower strength than previous editions, it exudes notes of aromatic spices, dark chocolate orange and the characteristic fudge sweetness that one has come to expect from older Highland Park bottlings.
A single cask bottling sherry cask matured Highland Park bottled in commemoration of a visit from Maxxium UK to the distillery. Distilled on 16th October 1980 and selected on Thursday 31st of May ready for bottling on its 21st birthday.
Apparently this is the first time ever that someone has had the idea of bottling half a cask of Highland Park for release, and then bottling the rest a few months later for a separate release. Tan Tan Ta-Raaaa!
A mix of seven hogsheads and one butt (all refill casks), Highland Park 1968 is the second in the distilery's Orcadian Vintage series. The packaging for this series is spectacular, with a heavy oak box featuring Viking design marquetry wood inlays and a handcrafted silver amulet on the front.
Another entry in Highland Park's impressive Orcadian Vintages range - a whisky made from a marriage of casks distilled in 1970. This continues the series incredible presentation, with a heavy dark glass bottle and hand detailed wooden box.