Highland Park 2002, 15 years old, Single Cask
Single Malt Scotch Whisky distilled by The Highland Park distillery in 2002, matured in a 1st filled American Sherry Oak Butt #2123, under the single cask series, and bottled in 2018 with 15 years old at 58.3% ABV – cask strength. Exclusive bottling for Hong Kong.
Tasting Notes: walnuts, canned plums, flint and pebbles, scorched oak, hot ashes, cigarette smoke, wet leaves, wet pebbles, moldy wood, yeast.
Located in Kirkwall and Highland Park is the most northerly distillery in Scotland.
It was founded in 1798 by David Robertson on was once the site of Magnus Eunson, a butcher and church official by day, and a successful smuggler by night.
In 1895, James Grant of Glenlivet fame acquired the Highland Park distillery. Three years later he installed further stills, bringing the total to four.
The distillery draws its water from the mineral rich springs to the east of the distillery as well as the Crantit Spring
is one if the few distilleries in Scotland to malt its own barley.
Nowadays the distillery is owned by the Edrington group, and some of its whiskies are used in the Famous Grouse blend.