Highland Park 18 Year Old Single Cask
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Colour Deep russet
Nose Intense aromas of roasted peaches and spiced black cherries, alongside caramelised oak and sweet heathery peat.
Palate A rich harmony of beautifully balanced flavours, sugar-glazed plums, aromatic chai tea and honeyed peat smoke.
Finish Long and elongated, intense baking spices at the end, a suggestion of nutty toasted oak lingers.
All hail the oldest official Highland Park Single Cask to ever make it to our far southern shores.
Highland Park 18 Year Old Single Cask is a super limited single cask whisky from the cult Scottish distiller. Fully matured in Sherry butt #3126 and coming in at a king-sized 63% ABV, it’s been hand-selected by the distillery’s renowned Master Whisky Maker Gordon Motion.
Flung into the North Atlantic off the top of Scotland, the Orkneys bask in the Gulf Stream. This means the heat rarely climbs above 20 degrees in the summer and only drops below 0 during the occasional winter Arctic blast. The casks mature in dunnage warehouses that boast even less temperature fluctuation allowing perfect slow maturation.
Highland Park 18 Year Old Single Cask is the perfect combination of fruit and spice. Intense aromas of roasted peaches and spiced black cherries herald a rich harmony of beautifully balanced flavours, sugar-glazed plums, aromatic chai tea and honeyed peat smoke. And once this ludicrously satisfying Scotch coats your palate it just keeps on delivering huge hits of flavour.
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Age: 18 Years Old
Maturation: Sherry butt, cask #3126
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Highland Park's History
While the Orkney’s locals had been honing their skills for a few centuries, it wasn’t until 1798 that an official distillery opened on the islands. But who it was that actually founded it is something still argued about in pubs today. It was either Magnus Eunson, church officer and butcher by day, and illicit distiller and whisky smuggler by night, or the honourable farmer David Robinson. What we do know, is that the distillery’s ornate iron gate has the year 1798 written on it and that’s when the distillery went into legal production, regularly paying duty on the spirit produced on site, and in 1826 Highland Park became one of Scotland’s first distilleries to get a license to make whisky.
Origin: Highland Park Distillery, Holm Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1SU, United Kingdom
Water Source: Cattie Maggie's Spring
Washbacks: 12, wooden
Stills: 2 wash and 2 spirit
Capacity: 2,500,000 litres per annum