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 special UK only release was created to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Orkney's world-famous Italian Chapel. This whisky features an illustration of the Chapel painted by the man at the forefront of its creation – Domenico Chiochetti.
The family of Domenico is delighted to have the painting by their father feature on Highland Park Capella and commented that they are ‘very grateful to the people of Orkney for keeping their father's memory alive’.
40% ABV / 70cl
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