Highland Park 1964 50 Year Old Bottle Number 8
Lot number: 106-04876
Winning bid: £15,000
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.
Drawn from two Ex-Sherry casks discovered in a dark corner of the Highland Park warehouse. This is the oldest expression released for 8 years and comes in an oak box designed by renowned Scottish craftsman John Galvin. The leather bound book describes the whisky's development and is paired with a crystal decanter and cork stopper.
Age: 50 Years Old
Cask Type: Ex-Sherry Hogshead
42.5% ABV / 70cl
Bottle Number: 8 / 274
Please note metal on decanter slightly tarnished.
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