Highland Park 1977 Bicentenary Vintage

Highland Park 1977 Bicentenary Vintage
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Winning bid: £480.00
Lot number: 083-1540

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.

1998 was Highland Park's bicentenary year, a milestone event in that most ancient of places, the Orkney Islands. To commemorate the historic occasion, the distillery commissioned an exclusive bottling, Highland Park 1977 Vintage Reserve. Staff from the distillery, management and some of the world's greatest whisky connoisseurs came together to celebrate the bicentenary on Orkney and herald the launch of the 1977.

Distilled: 1977

Bottled: 1998

40% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: 6141

Please note rusting to tube.

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Featured in: The 83rd Auction (February 23 – March 4, 2018)