Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old 35cl & Highland Park 12 Year Old 35cl

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old 35cl & Highland Park 12 Year Old 35cl
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Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old 35cl & Highland Park 12 Year Old 35clBunnahabhain 12 Year Old 35cl & Highland Park 12 Year Old 35clBunnahabhain 12 Year Old 35cl & Highland Park 12 Year Old 35clBunnahabhain 12 Year Old 35cl & Highland Park 12 Year Old 35cl
Winning bid: £55.00
Lot number: 096-08325

A lot containing a Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old and a Highland Park 12 Year Old.

Bunnahabhain

Bunnahabhain started production in 1883 and currently the majority of the spirit it produces is lightly peated; although since 2012 around 20% of the output has been peated at 35-45ppm. Sheltered from the Atlantic, this lighter Islay whisky has an important role in Cutty Sark as well as Black Bottle, while its standing as a single malt has increased since it dropped colouring, chill filtering, and increased the bottling strength of its core range to 46.3% ABV.

Age: 12 Years Old

40% ABV / 35cl

Highland Park

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.

Age: 12 Years Old

40% ABV / 35cl

Please note some wear and creasing to carton.

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Featured in: The 96th Auction (March 29 – April 7, 2019)
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