All the island malts might be described a ‘maritime’ in character, except Isle of Arran, which is as sweet and fruity as a Speyside. Highland Park and Scapa are lightly smoky, Talisker and Ledaig (an expression made at Tobermory Distillery) distinctly so. Tobermory and Jura have no smoke. Read More »
A bottle of 8 year old Talisker. Dating from the 1970s, the same decade the maltings at the distillery closed and barley began to be imported from Glen Ord (the nearest maltings 100 miles away). Beautifully presented in a green box to match the glass.
A 1956 vintage Talisker from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail. This heavily sherried cask thankfully was unharmed by a fire at the distillery on 22nd November 1960 which caused substantial damage.
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 1955 vintage Talisker from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their cask strength series of releases. Bottled in 1993, this spent almost 40 years in wood, the majority, if not all in sherry casks. Awarded an impressive 92 points by the Malt Maniacs.
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.