Destilleri: Highland Park 1979
Alder: 29 år Distilled: 1979 Bottled: 2008
Type: Single Orkney Malt Whisky
Alc. styrke: 56,1 %
Andet: Kun 84 flasker fra #413 Single Cask Aftapning – Return of the Vikings – autograf: Max McFarlane
(Kassen har en lille skade i toppen, men ellers i god stand)
Highland Park remains the most northerly whisky distillery in Scotland, although not by much, as it is little more than a stone’s throw from fellow Orcadian, Scapa. Accounts of the distillery’s genesis vary, and the truth is probably lost to the mists of time, but it is thought that a local farmer named David Robertson founded what we now know as Highland Park distillery in 1798, on the site of an illicit still operated by nefarious smuggler (and former priest) Magnus Eunson.
Since its introduction as a single malt in the late 1970s, the distillery has been awarded many plaudits, not least of which came from the late, great whisky writer Michael Jackson, who called it “the greatest all rounder in the world of whisky”. It’s characteristic style coming from the use of Sherry casks, along with an often cited heathery sweetness imparted to the spirit by way of the distinct Orcadian peat used during the malting process.
Hand selected and bottled for Return of the Vikings, this bottle has been signed by Max McFarlane, former whisky maker at Edrington who has now joined new Lowland distillery, Ardgowan.