Highland Park 2002 15 Year Old For Le Clos Single Cask #2911

Highland Park 2002 15 Year Old For Le Clos Single Cask #2911
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Highland Park 2002 15 Year Old For Le Clos Single Cask #2911Highland Park 2002 15 Year Old For Le Clos Single Cask #2911
Winning bid: £180.00
Lot number: 092-7021

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 bottling was originally part of two exclusive bottlings for Le Clos for the Middle Eastern travel retail sector, with every shopper who purchased a bottle receiving a Nordic rune stone, which is then translated into a unique numerical code that they can use to try and unlock treasure chests containing a variety of prizes.

Distilled: 2002

Bottled: 2017

Age: 15 Years Old

Cask Type: Refill Hogshead

Cask Number: 2911

55.3% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 162 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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