Highland Park 1968 - Orcadian Vintage Series

Highland Park 1968 - Orcadian Vintage Series

(0.7l, 45.6%)


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A magnificent forty yo Highland Park Single Malt with a singular smoky-sweet profile.
 
Highland Park is the most northerly distillery in Scotland on the island of Orkney. Legend has it that it was founded by Whisky smuggler Magnus Eunson in the late 1700s and that he used his position as a church officer to conceal Whisky beneath the church pulpit. Don’t assume that “Highland Park” means their Whisky is made in the Highland style. In character, their spirit is closer to a midpoint between Lowland and Islay Single Malts. Perhaps the most famous Whiskey connoisseur of all time — journalist Michael Jackson — called Highland Park, “The greatest all-rounder in the world of Malt Whisky.”
 
We’ve said it many times — Highland Park has a fabulous inventory of rare old casks. This allows them to create some truly unique offerings, including their Orcadian Vintage Series. The Highland Park Orcadian 1968 is one of those that has been called “magnificent.” Just think about it for a moment… this Single Malt gem was bottled in 2009 after forty years in Oloroso Sherry casks. There were only eight casks in total — seven hogsheads and on butt. That’s it. This is a truly rare Highland Park Single Malt with a singular smoky-sweet profile.

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toasted oak
berries
smoky
dried fruit
vanilla sweetness
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honey
dark chocolate
green apple
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Scotch Whisky is almost never aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation, while many times ageing process and flavour finishing is concluded in various wine casks, such as sherry or port.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Deep Mahogany
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The Aromas are profound with notes of sea spray, heather grasses, and rancio.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
You’ll be greeted by the flavor of warm figs with lemon curd along with musk, leather, charred oak, nutmeg, and cloves.
 
Finish 
The finish is surprisingly bright with notes of s’mores and mint.
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