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
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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.
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).
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.
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.
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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