Highland Park 12 Year Old, Orkney, Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 40%

Highland Park 12 Year Old, Orkney, Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 40%

Highland Park Distillery, Orkney | Code: 920723 | Scotch Whisky > Orkney | 40.0 % alcohol

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Bottle £42.50

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Scores and Reviews

OTHER - Nose
Smoky, "garden bonfire" sweetness, heathery, malty, hint of sherry.
Palate
Exceptionally smooth. Succulent, with smoky dryness, heathery-honey sweetness and maltiness.
Finish
Teasing, heathery, delicious.
Comment
A beautifully balance classic islander.

Michael Jackson - Whisky Magazine Issue 5 Nose
One of the world's most subtle and teasing noses: delicate wafts of smoke mingle effortlessly with sweet malt, a hint of oaky salt, apples, old polished leather and trademark heather.
Palate
Intensely malty and fresh at first, and then a lingering smoky depth adds weight. Fabulous bitter-sweet balance which pans out on the sweet side with a gentle build-up of honey.
Finish
Long, smoky with a heathers dryness and spice.
Comment
This malt changes shape slightly from vatting to vatting, with the smokiness, honey, malt and heather each having turns at domination. A 12 Years Old classic.

Jim Murray - Whisky Magazine Issue 5

The Story

Highland Park Distillery, Orkney

Producer

Highland Park Distillery, Orkney

Highland Park, one of only 2 distilleries in the Orkney Isles, is the world's most northerly distillery. It was founded in 1798 by Magnus Euson. Until it was licensed in 1825 it's production was illicit and Euson was assisted in evading the excisemen by a kinsman who was a Kirk elder and hid the contraband under the pulpit. By the 1880s Highland Park had an established reputation and at one time both the King of Denmark and the Emperor of Russia declared it to be the finest whisky they had ever tasted.

Highland Park has been described as the greatest all-rounder in the world of malt whisky. Its product retains much that is traditional, even original. It has its own floor maltings and peat beds and two traditional peat-fired kilns. Many believe the unique character of Highland Park comes from the local peat beds which have absorbed the salt spray of centuries and which impart a rooty, heathery quality to the whisky. Only a carefully measured amount is used to fire the kiln for each malting. Oak casks are then used for the maturation process. As a single malt, Highland Park matures superbly. In blends, it is said to be a catalyst, bringing to great flavours of the other contributing malts.

Region

Orkney

Only part of Scotland for the last 500 or so years, Orkney feels like it’s a long way from anywhere else. The windswept collection of 70 small islands lies off the notherern coast of Scotland and is home to the most northerly outpost of whisky making in the world. Two distilleries vie for the honour of the furthest north; Highland Park and Scapa, the winner by about 300mtrs is Highland Park

Many whisky enthusiasts consider Highland Park to be the best all-rounder there is. It manages to combine a richness and elegance, which appeals to lovers of Speysides; with just enough peat to keep the lovers of Islays interested.

Scapa was opened in 1885, it was silent for two years from 1934 and was owned for a time by the owners of Glen Scotia distillery in Campbeltown. Scapa was rebuilt in 1959 and internal improvements were made in 1978.

The water used is naturally very peaty, as a result the malt is left unpeated. The distillery has a single pair of stills, which date from 1978 and one of them is of the Lomond type, a rare feature. It has a short, stubby top instead of the elongated conical heads customary in Scottish distilleries.

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