Highland Park 12 year old (1990’s bottling) Single Malt Whisky.
An old style round tube packaging of a litre bottling of Highland Park 12 year old probably from the 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.
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