Highland Park 12 year old (1990’s bottling) Single Malt Whisky.
An old style bottling of this 12 year old Highland Park probably from the early 1990’s.
Highland Park 12 year old Malt Whisky Style Tasting note;
Colour: Glowing amber
Nose: Heather-honey sweetness; peaty smokiness
Palate: Rounded smokey sweetness; full malt delivery
Finish: heathery, subtle smoke. Delicious.
Highland Park Malt Whisky Distillery History.
Records show that a illicit still was established in the area in the 1790’s by Magnus Eunson who was linked to illicit distilling and smuggling in the area.
Robert Borwick, a Kirkwall merchant, in 1825 decided to set up his distillery in the same area that was by then known as Highland Park. The property belonged to a John Robertson, the Excise Officer who had arrested Magnus Eunson some years earlier.
The land served by two strong springs of crystal clear water fed by a pool at Cattie Maggie’s at Greenvale. On 18 August 1826, he acquired the land rights together with the distillery, malt barn, and ‘whole other buildings’ from John Robertson.
Location; Island region, Isle of Orkney. On the southern edge of the town of Kirkwall.
Water Source, Local Springs.