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Highland Park 17 Year Old Ice Edition

Highland Park 17 Year Old Ice Edition
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Winning bid: £155.00
Lot number: 073-3401

The most northerly of Scottish whisky distilleries, Highland Park was founded in 1798 and is one of the most highly regarded single malts in the world, the great Michael Jackson calling it, "The greatest all-rounder in the world of whisky." and Paul Pacult awarded it, "The Best Spirit in the World." in 2005. The unique peat of Orkney gives the whisky a distinctive heathery sweetness.

In another nod to its Norse heritage, this is the first in a series of themed releases of this type from the Orcadian masters. Similarities have been drawn between this release and the lovely Freya release, although this expression has more of a kick to it!

"According to legend, the ice realm, Niflheim, is the homeplace of darkness, cold, ice and frost. The first Ice Giant, Ymir, was born at the beginning of time when the edge of the realm melted from the heat of the neighbouring fire realm, Muspelheim, and he is the first creature mentioned in Norse creation mythology.

As Ymir slept, he gave birth to the Jotun family, a race of powerful Ice Giants standing at over 20 feet high and known as the Gods of Creation. When they shook, fought or sneezed, it caused earthquakes!"

Age: 17 Years Old

53.9% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 30,000 bottles released

Please examine the images of the bottle, any packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.

Featured in: The 73rd Auction (April 28 – May 7, 2017)