Higland Park 50 year old / 1960

Highland Park 50 Year Old
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
70cl / 44.8%
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

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More Details
Country: Scotland
Region: Island
Bottler: Distillery Bottling
Number of Bottles: 275

Producer's Tasting Notes

Appearance:Clear and bright with burnished mahogany hues.

Nose:Complex and multi-layered; dusty wood and old tobacco pouch at first. Slowly the emphasis moves to fruit and spices; cooked damsons, raisins and nutmeg are all prevalent.

Palate:At full strength, it is rich and spicy with excellent tannins and notes of muscovado sugar to the fore with a hint of wax. When reduced, orange peel, camphor and cloves emerge.

Finish:Long and very spicy, slightly smoky remnants.

New York based Gillies grew up in Edinburgh and used her expertise in jewellery making to create the elementally inspired bottle. It not only features the metallic net, but also a piece of Orkney sandstone carved with the Highland Park crest and a hidden silver replica of the Rose Window from Orkney's St Magnus cathedral inside the bottle, slowly revealed as the whisky is drunk.

This would mean little if the liquid itself wasn't also impressive and inevitably it is. Only 275 bottles were produced from a vatting of five casks, all filled in 1960, and it has the hallmarks of continuing Highland Park's reputation for superb old whisky.

Whisky Bible 2013: Best Single Malt Scotch Whisky 41 Years & Over (multiple casks); 96.5 points