Highland Park 50 Year Old70cl / 44.8%
- Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
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.
Highland Park 50 Year Old Reviews
Producer's Tasting NotesAppearance: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.