Highland Park 12 year old Malt Whisky
Location; Island region, Isle of Orkney. On the southern edge of the town of Kirkwall.
Water Source, Local Springs.
Highland Park 12 year old Malt Whisky Tasting note;
Colour: Glowing amber
Nose: Heather-honey sweetness; peaty smokiness
Palate: Rounded smokey sweetness; full malt delivery
Finish: Teasing, heathery, subtle smoke. Delicious.
Presentation box. New style bottle.
Award Winning Whisky.
Ultimate Spirits Challenge. 2017, 2016, Tried & True Award.
Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2016 Silver.
Scotch Whisky Masters Awards, 2016, Gold.
International Spirits Challenge, 2016. Silver. 2014, Bronze
International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2015. Silver.
Ultimate Spirits Challenge,| 2015. Extraordinary.
Malt Maniacs Awards, 2013. Bronze.
Highland Park Malt Whisky Distillery History.
Records show that a illicit still was established in the area in the 1790’s by Magnus Eunson, linked to illicit distilling and smuggling in the area.
In 1825 Robert Borwick, a Kirkwall merchant, set up his distillery in the same area 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 is 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.
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