Highland Park 1976 Orcadian Vintage Series
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Highland Park
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 49.1%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • fresh fruit
  • dark chocolate
  • berries
  • cherry
  • floral
  • spicy
  • green apple
  • sweet

Highland Park

1976 Orcadian Vintage Series (0.7l, 49.1%)

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Character Goatson
Exclusive Vintage Scotch Honoring Viking Ancestry

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.

This extremely rare expression is the fifth release in the exceptional Orcadian Vintages range. Put into American oak barrels the year Rocky came out, and left there until 2011, this is a real deal vintage. Back then, peating levels were a bit more random than nowadays, and the place where barley was dried is very windy, which lends unique seasonality to this Scotch. It’s a premium bottle with a fruity character and the unmistakable heather note hiding in every Highland Park flask. Do note that this ritzy time capsule comes in only 893 bottles.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Highland Park
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 49.1%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Light gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Fruity and light aromas of melon, heather, papaya, peach, honey and mango

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Playfully light notes of smoke with honey, fruit and floral flavors on the palate

Finish
Medium finish with honey notes and an echo of barrel spiciness
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  • smoky
  • fresh fruit
  • dark chocolate
  • berries
  • cherry
  • floral
  • spicy
  • green apple
  • sweet
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
The 'Valhalla' range of Highland Park is named after the Norse mythological gods.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
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).
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
The 'Valhalla' range of Highland Park is named after the Norse mythological gods.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
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).
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