Highland Park 1971 - Orcadian Vintage Series
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islands
  • Distillery Highland Park
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 46.9%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • sherry
  • phenols
  • peaty
  • smoky
  • oak
  • spicy
  • coal
  • port
  • dried fruit

Highland Park

1971 - Orcadian Vintage Series (0.7l, 46.9%)
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Character Goatson
First-Class Northerner with a Spanish Soul

When you reach the northernmost point of the Scottish mainland, go even further and you’ll see the islands of Orkney – all seventy of them. On one of them, a son of Vikings started an illegal Whisky trade in 1798 and when Europe was bothered by Napoleon, Magnus Euson built a booze empire. On the very spot where Magnus had his tills, now stands a proud distillery called Highland Park. They produce premium Scotch that honors their horn-helmet ancestors and pushes the borders of swankiness. Four creative craftsmen capture the essence of the wind-battered North into amber drops, and we’re here to applaud.

The fourth installment of the Orcadian Vintages line comes with a surprise appearance of the Oloroso Sherry soul, and a hiatus from the traditional peat. Made from seventeen casks, sealed when The Who told us they won’t get fooled again, this exceptional expression aims to impress. The casks were carefully selected by the Maestro Max McFarlane and only 657 bottles of this potion were filled. The 1971 holds some of that typical 70s fruitiness and is nothing like anything else made by Highland Park.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islands
  • Distillery Highland Park
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 46.9%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Dark gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Mesmerizing aromas of dried fruits, salty caramel and oak with a hint of almond and Sherry notes

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Oloroso casks sweetness with strong flavors of chocolate, mango and marzipan

Finish
Smooth, long and lingering finish with a lavish plum outro
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  • sherry
  • phenols
  • peaty
  • smoky
  • oak
  • spicy
  • coal
  • port
  • dried fruit
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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