Established in 1798, Highland Park Distillery combines high quality ingredients and traditional production methods to create their world-renowned whisky. They're one of the few distilleries that slowly malts its barley on a stone floor, physically turning it by hand for a more balanced flavor. Next, they smoke it over local aromatic peat, hand-cut from Hobbister Moor to bring a unique, fragrant heather character to the whisky. Then it is placed into sherry oak casks from Spain that bring a beautiful natural color and flavor to Highland Park Whisky. After years of maturation, the result is a strong, rich single malt with complex aromas and flavors.
This Orkney Islands malt is produced at the northernmost distillery in Scotland, and is renowned for its consistently excellent whiskies. In Scotland and its Whiskies, Michael Jackson described Highland Park as “The greatest all-rounder among whiskies, because it combines so many elements: maltiness, smokiness, heather-honey notes and sherry character, in a rich, rounded whole.” Highland Park 12 Year Old is a surprisingly good value with tremendous complexity. Aromas of sweet peat, heather, smoke and ripe apple lead into satisfyingly malty flavors of honey, heather, pineapple, pear, and smoky peat. Try this single malt with just a drop of water to unveil its depth.
Product of Scotland
Alcohol by Volume: 43%