Highland Park 1971 34 Year Old Single Cask #8363 for Binny's 75cl

Highland Park 1971 34 Year Old Single Cask #8363 for Binny's 75cl
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Highland Park 1971 34 Year Old Single Cask #8363 for Binny's 75clHighland Park 1971 34 Year Old Single Cask #8363 for Binny's 75clHighland Park 1971 34 Year Old Single Cask #8363 for Binny's 75clHighland Park 1971 34 Year Old Single Cask #8363 for Binny's 75cl
Winning bid: £2100.00
Lot number: 077-2757

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.

Bottled exclusively for U.S wine and spirits retailer, Binny's.

Distilled: 1971

Bottled: 2006

Age: 34 years old

Cask Number: 8363

53% ABV / 75cl

Please note minor marking to box.

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

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