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 »
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!
An outstanding Highland Park, bottled at a remarkable 40 years old. They've done a good job on the presentation, too - extremely heavy box with proper hinges and magnetic closure, with a leather-bound booklet inside extolling the virtues of distillery and dram.
'WORLD'S BEST NEW RELEASE - World Whiskies Awards 2009'
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.
The fifth entry in Highland Park's super-premium Orcadian Vintages range, and one of the highlights of The Whisky Show 2011. Vatted from 13 American oak casks, a mix of butts and hoghseads, and presented in a box illustrated to celebrate Orkney's Scandinavian heritage.
A long awaited entry in the Highland Park Orcadian Vintage range - distilled way back in 1971. Continuing the tradition of the other bottlings in the series its comes in a hefty bottle and is packaged in a beautiful wooden box.
Bottled in 2009 from two refill hogsheads, this Highland Park 1964 is the inaugural release in the distillery'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. Just 290 bottles of this stunning Highland Park have been released.
Another stunning packaging job for this limited release of fifty-year-old Highland Park 1960, featuring a sterling silver abstract 'cage' around the bottle by Scottish artist Maeve Gillies and a natural-look wooden box. The official tasting notes suggest a sherry influence on this, with tobacco, raisins and cooked fruit.
Whisky Bible Awards 2013: Single Malt of the Year (41 years & Over - Multiple Casks); 96.5 Points