Highland Park 1958 Vintage With Decanter & Book
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Lot number: 141-00349
Winning bid: £4,200
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 40 year old whisky was distilled in 1958 and is presented in this fantastic wooden box with its own Caithness Glass Decanter and a hardback book that celebrates whisky and Orkney.
Jim Robertson, Highland Park's previous Distillery Manager, has signed each book.
Age: 40 years old
Cask Type: Sherry Oak
44% ABV / 70cl
Bottle Number: 149 / 665
Please note, marks and scratches to the wooden box.
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