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 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.
Just 100 bottles of this famous Talisker were released, yielded from what was at the time the oldest cask at the distillery (this was in the days before the superb 30 year olds were introduced). Released through Oddbins initially, this extremely rare bottling of one of Scotland's best malts sold out in a matter of hours and it retains its cachet and desirability to this day.
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