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Highland Park 2001 15 Year Old Vintersolstandet

Highland Park 2001 15 Year Old Vintersolstandet
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Highland Park 2001 15 Year Old VintersolstandetHighland Park 2001 15 Year Old Vintersolstandet
Winning bid: £145.00
Lot number: 082-0129

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.

Distilled: 2001

Bottled: 2017

Age: 15 years old

Cask Type: Refill Butt

Cask Number: 1674

59% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 552 bottles released

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Featured in: The 82nd Auction (January 26 – February 4, 2018)