Highland Park RNLI Stromness 150th Anniversary

Highland Park RNLI Stromness 150th Anniversary
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Highland Park RNLI Stromness 150th AnniversaryHighland Park RNLI Stromness 150th Anniversary
Winning bid: £200.00
Lot number: 084-2165

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 bottling is to celebrate 150 years of RNLI service at Stromness on Orkney, with a photograph of the first launching of Stromness lifeboat depicted on the label.

55.9% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 1867 bottles released

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