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Highland Park 15 Year Old Earl Magnus

Highland Park 15 Year Old Earl Magnus
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Winning bid: £220.00
Lot number: 084-0878

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.

This limited release from Highland Park comes specially packaged in old fashioned glass designed by Stoelze Flaconnage and is reminiscent of bottles from 150 years ago.

Distilled: 1994

Bottled: 2009

Age: 15 years old

52.6% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 5976 bottles released

Please note minor wear to lock

Please examine the images of the bottle, packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.

Featured in: The 84th Auction (March 23 – April 1, 2018)