Highland Park 22 Year Old Runrig Live At Scone Dram of Destiny

Highland Park 22 Year Old Runrig Live At Scone Dram of Destiny
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Highland Park 22 Year Old Runrig Live At Scone Dram of DestinyHighland Park 22 Year Old Runrig Live At Scone Dram of DestinyHighland Park 22 Year Old Runrig Live At Scone Dram of DestinyHighland Park 22 Year Old Runrig Live At Scone Dram of Destiny
Winning bid: £115.00
Lot number: 080-4406

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.

A Duncan Taylor bottling, this Dram of Destiny is an old Highland Park. Bottled to celebrate the Year of Homecoming at Scone Palace on 29th August 2009.

Bottled: 2009

Age: 22 years old

51.4% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 750 bottles released

Please note minor rip to box.

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Featured in: The 80th Auction (November 24 – December 3, 2017)
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