Highland Park 1996 14 Year Old Glasgow Whisky Festival 2010

Highland Park 1996 14 Year Old Glasgow Whisky Festival 2010
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Highland Park 1996 14 Year Old Glasgow Whisky Festival 2010Highland Park 1996 14 Year Old Glasgow Whisky Festival 2010Highland Park 1996 14 Year Old Glasgow Whisky Festival 2010
Winning bid: £50.00
Lot number: 092-1761

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.

Bottled by The Creative Whisky Co for the Glasgow Whisky Festival.

Distilled: 13.09.1996

Age: 14 Years Old

Cask Type: Hogshead

Cask Number: 5373

52.3% ABV / 70cl

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Featured in: The 92nd Auction (November 23 – December 2, 2018)
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