Strength: 43% ABV (86 proof)
Note: Highland (Orkney Island), Peated.
Description: For over 220 years the distillery has sat stoically through long winters, raging storms, and 100 mph winds. It all makes for a more harmonious whisky. Perched atop high ground on the southern edge of Kirkwall on Orkney Island. Highland Park uses two Kilns over 100 years old to hand-turn the barley during the malting process. Highland Park also uses locat hand-cut Peat from Hobbister Moor. Copper and brass pot stills made by the renowned still-maker from Speyside, Forsyth. These are the Vikings keys for a very consistent award-winning Scotch whisky.
It takes 18 long years to balance the bursting cherries bitter dark chocolate, sweet marzipan, wildflower honey and aromatic peat smoke. A high ratio of first-fill sherry cask from European and American oak are selected to create the 18yr. This gives it a unique flavour that has garnered the Chairman's Award in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge in 2018 and 2019.
Single Malt Whisky Definition: A Scotch whisky produced from only water and malted barley at a single distillary by batch distillation in pot stills, one that is produced entirely from malt in one distillary must be aged in oak barrels for at least 3 years. Any age statement on a bottle of Scotch whisky, expressed in numerical form, must reflect the age of the youngest whisky used to produce that product.