Highland Park 2002 13 Year Old Single Cask #6352 For 13th Oslo Whisky Festival Chris Maile

Highland Park 2002 13 Year Old Single Cask #6352 For 13th Oslo Whisky Festival Chris Maile
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Highland Park 2002 13 Year Old Single Cask #6352 For 13th Oslo Whisky Festival Chris MaileHighland Park 2002 13 Year Old Single Cask #6352 For 13th Oslo Whisky Festival Chris Maile
Winning bid: £180.00
Lot number: 092-7006

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 single cask was released to honour Chris Maile, the whisky guru behind the Oslo whisky festival (and Trondheim whisky festival and the Artic whisky festival), and was officially launched at the 13th Oslo whisky festival which took place during the first weekend of November 2016.

Distilled: 2002

Bottled: 2016

Age: 13 years old

Cask Type: 1st Fill European Sherry Hogshead

Cask Number: 6352

57.5% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 306 bottles released

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