- Highland Park 18 Year Old 1996 Old & Rare
Highland Park 18 Year Old 1996 Vintage Orcadian Island single malt Scotch whisky. Single cask #10854 bottled 2014 by Hunter Laing & Co. for the Old & Rare Platimum Selection. 234 bottles.
A pale golden coloured whisky with a delicate sweet nose. Vanilla combines with heather honey, pears and red apples with a hint of marzipan. On the palate it is sweet and slightly peppery initially with vanilla butter shortbread, dark chocolate and a wisp of smoke. This finally leads to a long, dry finish with a touch of smoke and oak.
Highland Park Distillery
Highland Park Single Malt Whisky
Highland Park Distillery is the most northerly malt whisky distillery in Scotland and thus the closest Scottish distillery to the Arctic Circle. Highland Park was established on the periphery of Kirkwall in the Mainland of Orkney in 1825-26 by Robert Borwick, a merchant and straw plaiter in Kirkwall, and John Robertson who owned the land previously known as Rosebank but by 1825 known as Highland Park. Whisky had been distilled illicitly in the vicinity of the Parks of Rosebank by Magnus Eunson least as far back as 1798. Highland Park 12 Year Old, 18 Year Old and 21 Year Old are popular releases.