Highland Park 2002 15 Year Old Single Cask #1937 For 20th Anniversary Of WOW Switzerland

Highland Park 2002 15 Year Old Single Cask #1937 For 20th Anniversary Of WOW Switzerland
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Highland Park 2002 15 Year Old Single Cask #1937 For 20th Anniversary Of WOW SwitzerlandHighland Park 2002 15 Year Old Single Cask #1937 For 20th Anniversary Of WOW Switzerland
Winning bid: £320.00
Lot number: 092-6023

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.

Special bottling for the 20th anniversary of WOW Switzerland.

Distilled: 2002

Bottled: 2018

Age: 15 Years Old

Cask Type: 1st Fill American Sherry Oak Puncheon

Cask Number: 1937

61% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 570 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 92nd Auction (November 23 – December 2, 2018)
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