Highland Park 2004 12 Year Old For 100 Years of Finnish Independence Single Cask #1536

Highland Park 2004 12 Year Old For 100 Years of Finnish Independence Single Cask #1536
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Highland Park 2004 12 Year Old For 100 Years of Finnish Independence Single Cask #1536Highland Park 2004 12 Year Old For 100 Years of Finnish Independence Single Cask #1536Highland Park 2004 12 Year Old For 100 Years of Finnish Independence Single Cask #1536
Winning bid: £180.00
Lot number: 078-0337

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 to celebrate 100 years of Finnish Independence.

Distilled: 2004

Bottled: 2016

Age: 12 years old

Cask Type: 1st Fill European Sherry Puncheon

Cask Number: 1536

59.2% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 636 bottles released

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Featured in: The 78th Auction (September 22 – October 1, 2017)
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