Description/ Tasting NotesFirst introduced in 1979, this 12 year old demonstrates rich, malty tones with the subtle floral smoke that gives Highland Park its distinctive character.
Winery Info/ Brand
Highland Park distillery is a Scotch whisky distillery based in Kirkwall, Orkney. It is the most northerly whisky distillery in Scotland, half a mile farther north than that at Scapa distillery. The distillery was founded in 1798, presumably by Magnus Eunson. Highland Park is one of the few distilleries to malt its own barley, using locally cut peat from Hobbister Moor. The peat is then mixed with heather before being used as fuel. The malt is peated to a level of 20 parts per million phenol and then mixed with unpeated malt produced on the Scottish mainland.
Region Info/ Origin
The Islands represent a very diverse region. It is not strictly recognised as a region by the Scotch Whisky Association - technically the Islands are a part of the Highlands. There are so many different characters to be found, although usually a slight salinity is to be found, thanks to the vicinity to the sea.