Highland Park 1989 Carn Mor Celebration Of The Cask

Highland Park 1989 Carn Mor Celebration Of The Cask
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Highland Park 1989 Carn Mor Celebration Of The CaskHighland Park 1989 Carn Mor Celebration Of The CaskHighland Park 1989 Carn Mor Celebration Of The Cask
Winning bid: £300.00
Lot number: 079-4283

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 bottle comes from the Carn Mor Black range.

Distilled: 25.10.1989

Bottled: 31.03.2014

Cask Type: Sherry Hogshead

Cask Number: 3214

49.4% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: 232 / 258

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Featured in: The 79th Auction (October 27 – November 5, 2017)
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