Highland Park Dark Origins
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islands
  • Distillery Highland Park
  • Style Single Malt Peated Whiskey
  • Maturation Sherry cask
  • Alcohol 46.8%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • sherry
  • smoky
  • milk chocolate
  • cherry
  • sweet
  • spiced orange
  • spicy
  • vanilla
  • cinnamon

Highland Park

Dark Origins (0.7l, 46.8%)
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From the most northerly distillery in Scotland.

Situated on the island of Orkney to the west of Kirkwall, Highland Park is the most northerly distillery in Scotland. It was founded by Magnus Eunson in the late 18th century, one of many Orcadian smugglers and illicit Whisky producers who rebelled against the heavy excise duties imposed to finance the war with Napoleon. It is said that he used his position as church officer to conceal Whisky beneath the church pulpit. 

The distillery was licensed in 1826 by Robert Borwick, whose son-in-law, the local Exciseman John Robertson, is generally credited with routing out the smugglers. Highland Park is one of the few distilleries to use hard water. Also unusual is the use of traditional floor maltings for germinating the barley, which is then dried over a fire of local aromatic heather peat. This is the source of the heathery smokiness that is characteristic of Highland Park Whiskies. 

Highland Park Dark Origins celebrates the origins of Highland Park back before the official founding in 1798. It celebrates its infamous founder, Magnus Eunson, a butcher and church official by day, a Whisky smuggler and distiller outwitting the excisemen at night. Dark Origins is matured exclusively in Sherry casks, from which 80% are first-fill and 20% refill Sherry casks. This makes for a dark, chocolatey and rich Scotch. Elusive as its founder. 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islands
  • Distillery Highland Park
  • Style Single Malt Peated Whiskey
  • Maturation Sherry cask
  • Alcohol 46.8%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Colour
Rich mahogany
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Sherry spice, ripe bananas, baked apple, cocoa, cinnamon, vanilla, dates.
 
Flavour / Taste / Palate
Sweet peat, nutty melted milk chocolate, orange, cherries.
 
Finish
Enduring, sweet. 
 
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  • sherry
  • smoky
  • milk chocolate
  • cherry
  • sweet
  • spiced orange
  • spicy
  • vanilla
  • cinnamon
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Character Dogson
The 'Valhalla' range of Highland Park is named after the Norse mythological gods.
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.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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
The 'Valhalla' range of Highland Park is named after the Norse mythological gods.
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.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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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