Distiller: Highland Park
Region: Scotland - Orkney Islands
Type: Single Malt Whisky
Highland Park Distillery is Scotland's most northerly and remote. It stands on a hill not far from Kirkwall, the capital of the Orkney Islands, where the climate is perfect for aging whisky. Furthermore, the island is rich in a particularly "sweet" peat, with few wood sediments, which seems to give Highland Park the typical floral notes of heather.
To maximize the character of the distillery, the Italian importer Velier selected a single ex sherry first fill hogshead, the number 1640, filled in 2006 and bottled in 2018 at the full degree of 64.9%.