Highland Park Magnus
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islands
  • Distillery Highland Park
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Sherry & ex-Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • pepper
  • peaty
  • herbs
  • pineapple
  • tannic
  • apricot
  • dates
  • floral
  • rancio

Highland Park

Magnus (0.7l, 40%)

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Character Goatson

A light and youthful Single Malt in the classic Orkney style.

Highland Park is the most northerly distillery in Scotland on the Okrney 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.”

As you’ve no doubt read, Magnus Eunson was the founder of Highland Park Distillery. So it’s not surprising that they’ve named a few honorary bottles and editions after their patriarch — in fact there have been at least four that I can recall. Highland Park Magnus is the latest iteration, released as a core offering for the first time in 2017. It’s an NAS expression aged in a higher percentage of Sherry-seasoned American oak casks — with the remainder in ex-Bourbon casks. It’s lighter than it’s longer-aged brothers and a solid entry point for the Highland Park line-up. 

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islands
  • Distillery Highland Park
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Sherry & ex-Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Golden straw.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Orcadian peat and rancio rise up to greet the nose, followed by florals and tannins.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
More peat and florals appear on the palate with dried pineapple and apricot and a dash of dates, herbs, and pepper on the back palate.

Finish
The medium finish is clean and drying, giving way to lemon zest, light smoke, and a whiff of menthol.

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  • pepper
  • peaty
  • herbs
  • pineapple
  • tannic
  • apricot
  • dates
  • floral
  • rancio
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
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.
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.
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.
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).
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
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.
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.
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.
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).
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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