Highland Park 1968

Highland Park 1968
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Winning bid: £2900.00
Lot number: 082-2996

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.

With its naturally golden hue, full-bodied flavour with hints of honey and lemongrass, the Orcadian 1968 Vintage is an exceptionally fine whisky that builds on the peerless reputation of Highland Park.

Released: 2008

45.6% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 1550 bottles released

Please note condition of outer box.

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