Highland Park 21 Year Old August 2019 Release
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islands
  • Distillery Highland Park
  • Age 21 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • toffee
  • vanilla
  • rancio
  • smoky
  • apricot
  • brown sugar
  • oatmeal
  • toasty oak
  • spicy

Highland Park

21 Year Old August 2019 Release (0.75l, 46%)
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The twenty-one year-old just might be the best Highland Park Single Malt ever.

Highland Park is the most northerly distillery in Scotland on the Orkney Islands. 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 Whisky connoisseur of all time — journalist Michael Jackson — called Highland Park, "The greatest all-rounder in the world of Malt Whisky."

We’ve never met a Single Malt Whisky-lover who would refuse a dram of Highland Park. And for many, the twenty-one year-old was their favorite. But shortages of aging Spirit caused it to disappear from the core range for more than a decade. But they brought it back as a limited release in 2019, and we’ve got our hands on a few cases.

Highland Park 21 Year Old August 2019 Release has been aged in six first-fill Sherry European casks, five first-fill Sherry American casks, and five refill casks. The resulting sweet nectar of the gods has been bottled at a perfect 46% ABV.

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islands
  • Distillery Highland Park
  • Age 21 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Warm Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is crisp vanilla toffee at the core with hints of Sherry rancio, balsamic reduction, and apricot making appearances.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is complex and lively with turbinado sugar, apple oat bars, sultanas, anise, and a dash of smoky oak.

Finish
The finish is long and warm, lingering on sweet notes of hard candies and fennel spice.

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  • toffee
  • vanilla
  • rancio
  • smoky
  • apricot
  • brown sugar
  • oatmeal
  • toasty oak
  • spicy
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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.
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).
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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.
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).
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