- Highland Park 1978 Vintage
Released 2011 a new limited edition expression of the Vintage series.
The packaging expresses Orkney's Nordic heritage featuring a wood carving of a beast’s head with bared teeth and wide eyes. The back of the head and neck are covered with a series of birdlike figures intertwined in an elaborate pattern. The original carving is attributed to a craftsman nicknamed ‘the Academician’ which demonstrates the skill of the Viking woodcarvers.
Nose: Cedar wood, spicy cinnamon bark and camphor. Cloudy honey with hints of ripe melon and lemon peel.
Palate: Rich and spicy. Sweet marinated stem ginger, toasted wood, and hints of jasmine.
Finish: Long sweet with lingering spices.
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.