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.
The great chief Thorfinn, also known as ‘The Mighty’, was a man of much power and inspiration, at one stage controlling the whole of the Orkney Islands. After saving the people from the harsh rule inflicted by his brother Einar, Thorfinn is still celebrated for bringing change to the islands and his legacy lives on through this highly exclusive and exceptional release.
Thorfinn is the final whisky in the Travel Retail exclusive Warrior Series from Highland Park. As a premium whisky, it's around 60% 1st fill casks which help to create a rich and complex dram.
45.1% ABV / 70cl
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