Highland Park 1968 - Orcadian Vintage Series
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islands
  • Distillery Highland Park
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 45.6%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • toasted oak
  • berries
  • smoky
  • dried fruit
  • vanilla sweetness
  • dark chocolate
  • green apple
  • toasted
  • honey

Highland Park

1968 - Orcadian Vintage Series (0.7l, 45.6%)
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Character Goatson
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.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islands
  • Distillery Highland Park
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 45.6%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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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  • toasted oak
  • berries
  • smoky
  • dried fruit
  • vanilla sweetness
  • dark chocolate
  • green apple
  • toasted
  • honey
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Hobbister Moor is a landmark in Scotland famous for its peat. Because there are no trees on the land to blend in the peat, it has a slightly lighter aroma.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Hobbister Moor is a landmark in Scotland famous for its peat. Because there are no trees on the land to blend in the peat, it has a slightly lighter aroma.
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