Highland Park 12 Year Old Hjarta

Highland Park 12 Year Old Hjarta
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Highland Park 12 Year Old HjartaHighland Park 12 Year Old Hjarta
Winning bid: £240.00
Lot number: 081-3391

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.

Hjarta is the ancient Norse word for "heart". This is a cask strength expression from the Orkney distillers, and was launched to celebrate the refurbishment of their visitor centre and was only available in Scandinavia or at the distillery centre.

Age: 12 years old

58.1% ABV / 70 cl

Bottle number: One of only 3924 bottles released

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Featured in: The 81st Auction (December 29, 2017 – January 7, 2018)