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Highland Park 1990 23 Year Old A.D. Rattray

Highland Park 1990 23 Year Old A.D. Rattray
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Highland Park 1990 23 Year Old A.D. RattrayHighland Park 1990 23 Year Old A.D. RattrayHighland Park 1990 23 Year Old A.D. Rattray
Winning bid: £160.00
Lot number: 077-2319

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.

This has been bottled by the indie bottler A. D. Rattray, which was founded by Andrew Dewar Rattray in 1868. A. D. Rattray began trading as an importer of French wines, Italian spirits and olive oil. Today the company’s principal purpose is to promote the Stronachie, Cask Islay and Bank Note brands and bottle unusual and exclusive casks of Scotch whisky as part of the A D Rattray Cask Collection range.

Distilled: 03.12.1990

Bottled: 11.08.2014

Age: 23 years old

Cask Type: Sherry Butt

40% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 536 bottles released

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Featured in: The 77th Auction (August 25 – September 3, 2017)