Highland Park 30 Year Old The Spectator 180th Anniversary

Highland Park 30 Year Old The Spectator 180th Anniversary
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Winning bid: £490.00
Lot number: 078-3361

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 Highland Park 30 year old was designed to commemorate "The Spectator" 180th anniversary and was limited to 180 bottles. The label features the signature of Andrew Neil, then publisher of "The Spectator".

Age: 30 years old

48.1% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 180 bottles released

Please note minor damage to inner box

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 78th Auction (September 22 – October 1, 2017)
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