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Highland Park 1964

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Lot number: 122-01370

Winning bid: £6,500

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 1970's, 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 is the oldest of the Orcadian Vintage Series from Highland Park. This special vintage is the culmination of two casks being vatted together, allowing for 290 bottles to be produced at cask strength.

Distilled: 1964

Bottled: 2009

Cask Type: Hogshead

Cask Number: 8737 & 8738

42.2% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 290 bottles released

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