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Highland Park 15 Year Old Fire Edition

Highland Park 15 Year Old Fire Edition
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Highland Park 15 Year Old Fire EditionHighland Park 15 Year Old Fire Edition
Winning bid: £140.00
Lot number: 084-3158

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.

The second in a two part "Viking Realm" series, the Fire Edition was released in slightly smaller quantities than its Ice counterpart.

Age: 15 years old

45.2% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 28000 bottles released

Please examine all images of the lot, any 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)