Brand: Highland Park
Type: Single Malt
Region: Scotland – Islands
Strength: 43% alc/vol
Highland Park 12 Year Old remains one of the gold-standard malts for other distillery bottlings to aspire to. With a delicious heather-honey sweetness and a warming, silky mouthfeel, this is a whisky that never lets you down. “The greatest all-rounder in the world of malt whisky”. Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson’s Malt Whisky Companion.
Aeons ago Orkney belonged to/was conquered by (depending on your point of view), a vast Viking kingdom. Magnus Eunson, who founded Highland Park in 1798, was a direct descendant of those early pioneers.
Predominantly aged in sherry seasoned European and American oak casks, this cracker of a single malt boasts warm wintery spices that are engulfed in waves of smoky honey, fruitcake and heather.