Highland Park 2002 13 Year Old Single Cask #6403 For Sweden

Highland Park 2002 13 Year Old Single Cask #6403 For Sweden
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Highland Park 2002 13 Year Old Single Cask #6403 For SwedenHighland Park 2002 13 Year Old Single Cask #6403 For Sweden
Winning bid: £270.00
Lot number: 092-5033

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.

Distilled: 2002

Bottled: 2016

Age: 13 years old

Cask Type: 1st Fill European Sherry Hogshead

Cask Number: 6403

58.6% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 300 bottles released

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 92nd Auction (November 23 – December 2, 2018)
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