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HIGHLAND PARK            12 years old 40%    INFO                
The Northern most Scotch Distillery
Orkney Islands
James Grant & Company,
(Highland park Distillery)

HIGHLAND PARK   8 years old 43%                   
Distilled 20.1.86
Bottled 9.94
Cask No. 93
460 bottles
Van Wees, Amersfoort

HIGHLAND PARK   8 years old 43%                   
Distilled 20.1.86
Bottled 9.94
Cask No. 92
380 bottles
Van Wees, Amersfoort

HIGHLAND PARK  9 years old 43 %                          
Distilled 20.1.86
Bottled 1.95
Cask No. 91
440 bottles
Van Wees, Amersfoort

HIGHLAND PARK   6 years old 43 %                       
Distilled 12.88
Bottled 6.95
Cask No. 1210
480 bottles
Van Wees, Amersfoort

HIGHLAND PARK   6 years old 43%            
Distilled 12.88
Cask No. 1209
Bottled 6.95
475 bottles
Van Wees, Amersfoort

HIGHLAND PARK   21 years old 40%       INFO         
BICENTENARY 1798- 1998
Distilled: 1977
Bottled: 1998
Celebrating 200 Golden Years
James Grant & Co.
(Highland Park Distillery)
Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

HIGHLAND PARK   14 years old 46 %   INFO        
Distilled on: 16 th June 1988
Bottled 17 th June 2002
Cask No. 713
401 Genummerde flessen
No Chillfiltration
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

HIGHLAND PARK   8 years old 43 %                   
Selected Single Malts
Wines & Whiskies, G.A. de Jong, Delft

VINTAGE ORKNEY MALT Geen leeftijd vermelding 40 %       
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

HIGHLAND PARK   13 years old 56,3%      INFO            
Date Distilled Apr 80
Date Bottled Jan 94
Single Malt Scotch Whisky No. code L 4.22
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh

HIGHLAND PARK   10 years old 46 %                  
Distilled 11/11/92
Bottled 12/03/02
Matured in a refill - sherrycask
Cask No. 20574
210 Genummerde flessen
Non Chill-filtered
Usquebach Society, Nederland

HIGHLAND PARK   16 years old 57,8 %     INFO            
Date Distilled Oct 82
Date Bottled Sept 99
Society Cask No. code 4.66
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'Opal Fruits in a Peat reek'

HIGHLAND PARK   8 years old 43 %            
from the Islands of Orkney
Gradi 43o - Idrati CL.
75 - Anidri 32.25
E Importato Dalla G.F.
Ferraretto E C. Milano
Licenza Utif 129 James Grant & Co,
(Highland Park Distillery) Ltd
Kirkwall, Orkney

HIGHLAND PARK   18 years old 43 %          
Gradi 43o - Idrati CL.
75 - Anidri 32.25
E Importato Dalla G.F.
Ferraretto E C. Milano
Licenza Utif 129James Grant & Company
(Highland Park Distillery) Ltd
Kirkwall, Orkney

HIGHLAND PARK   7 years old 43 %                           
Distilled 14.12.88
Cask No. 1212
Bottled 11.95
485 bottles
Van Wees, Amersfoort

HIGHLAND PARK   10 years old 43 %                  
Distilled 31/10/89
Cask No. 3213
Bottled 10/5/2000
The Ultimate Whisky Company, N.L.

HIGHLAND PARK   36 years old 41,40%            
A Unique Whisky of Distinction
Fons et Origo
Distilled 05.1966
Bottled 07.2002
Cask No. 4640
184 bottles
Duncan Taylor & Co.

HIGHLAND PARK    11 years old 57,7 %    INFO         
Matured in a sherry butt
Distilled on 21.9.90
Bottled 20.5.2002
Cask No. 15448
596 Genummerde flessen
Natural Colour
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co,Ltd, Edinburgh

HIGHLAND PARK    19 years old 55,3 %    INFO        
From the Northernmost
Scotch Whisky Distillery
in the World
Specially Selected and Bottled
in Scotland for
Cask number 2793
was filled at an original
alcohol strenght of 55,3 %,
on the 13th of November 1986
and placed in warehouse 19
at Highland Park distillery
Sherry Wood Matured
Bottled 2005
1120 Numbered Bottles
International Whisky Festival,
Leiden 2005
Highland Park Distillery,
Kirkwall, Orkney
35 cl bottle

HIGHLAND PARK       Aged  15 years 40 %            
The Northernmost Scotch Whisky
Distillery in the World
James Grant & Company
(Highland Park Distillery)
Kirkwall,  Orkney Islands

HIGHLAND   PARK   Aged 40 years  40.7 %                 
Region Island
Unique Whiskies of Distinction
Fons et Origo
Date distilled 12.1966
Cask no. 11009
Date bottled 12.2006
Numbered Bottles
294 Bottles
No Chillfiltering or Colourings of any kind
Duncan Taylor, Huntly, Aberdeenshire

HIGHLAND  PARK        Aged 25 years 53,5 %  INFO                                       
Orkney Islands
Highland Park Distillery, Kirkwall,
(Older bottling)

HIGHLAND  PARK   1 9 6 8
Aged  40  years  40,9 %                  
Cask Strenght  Single Island Malt
Unique Whiskies of Distinction
Fons et Origo
Distilled 28.03.68

Cask No. 3464
Bottled 11.11.08
175 Numbered Bottles
Duncan Taylor and Co, Ltd,
Huntly, Aberdeenshire

HIGHLAND  PARK Aged  12 years  55 %
Distilled in Kirkwall
1 of 11.994 Bottles
Highland Park Distillery, Kirkwall, Orkney

HIGHLAND  PARK        1 9 9 4   40 %
Distilled 1994
Distilled in Kirkwall
Bottled in 2010
Created exclusively for Global
Highland Park Distillery, Kirkwall,
Orkney Islands.

HIGHLAND  PARK       1 9 8 9                                  
21 years old 46 %
Orkney Single Malt
Distilled: 04/12/89
Matured in a Sherry Butt
Cask no: 11895
Bottled: 08/03/11
771 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltering
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company, NL

HIGHLAND  PARK  INFO  Aged  16  years   52.1 %                           
1 of 23,000 Bottles
Highland Park Distillery,
Kirkwall, Orkney
                                                                                                                                                                                                 HIGHLAND  PARK     2 0 0 1    57.7 % INFO                                                                                                                                                GORDON  &  MACPHAI L                                                                                                                                                                                 CASK  STRENGHT  SINGLE  MALT                                                                                                                                                                                           SCOTCH  WHISK                                                                                                                                                                                              From Highland Park Distillery                                                                                                                                                                  Region: Orkney                                                                                                                                                                                                    Distilled 16/10/2001                                                                                                                                                         Cask No. 299                                                                                                                                                                                    1st Fill Bourbon Barrel                                                                                                                                                  Bottled 13/09/12                                                                                                                                                            Natural Colour                                                                                                                                                                                                  Non Chill Filtered                                                                                                                                                      Especially Selected, Matured by                                                                                                                                                          Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

                                                                                                                                                                                                       HIGHLAND  PARK  INFO                                                                                                                                                                       NEW  MAKE  SPIRIT   DRINK  50 %                                                                                                                                                                                                           Distilled February 2010                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bottled March 2010                                                                                                                                                                                                        Volume 35 cl                                                                                                                                                                                                         Highland Park Distillery, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands


1 9 8 6
20 years old 40 %                      
Distilled in the year 1986
Bottled in the year 2006
Numbered Bottles
Imported by Independent
Wine & Spirit (Thailand) Co, Ltd. Bangkok

VINTAGE  1 9 9 9
14 years old 46 %                                       
Distilled: 15/10/99
Matured in a Bourbon Barrel
Cask no: 800167
Bottled: 29/08/14
262 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company NL.

Estd 1798
Aged  10  years  46 %                                   
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
"We guarantee this whisky to be
distilled solely from the finest
home grown barley
Distilled in Kirkwall
Highland Park Distillery,
Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

Highland Malt
The Northern Highlands

Kirkwall, Orkney. Licentiehouder: James Grant & Co, Ltd. Eigendom van The Highland Distilleries Co. Pic.
Aan het eind van de 18e eeuw was het Orcadian distillateurs niet toegestaan om hun whisky te verkopen buiten de eilanden, maar smokkelpraktijken zorgden ervoor dat de whisky werd verkocht tot in de Lowlands.
In 1805 arriveerden de ambtenaren van de accijnzen op Orkney en de burgemeester van Kirkwall, ook eigenaar van een distilleerderij, Thomas Traill speelde op zeker en vroeg en kreeg een licentie om een brouwerij en distilleerderij te beginnen in de Millstreet te Kirkwall. Hij werkte samen met Magnus Eunson die ook een distilleerderij bezat.
Het is waarschijnlijk dat Highland Park op de plaats staat van de distilleerderij van Traill en Eunson.
In 1825 begon Robert Borwick Highland Park, de gebouwen waren het eigendom van een ambtenaar van accinzen, John Robertson.
Reden voor de vestiging van de distilleerderij hier, was de aanwezigheid van de waterbron te Cattie Maggie.
Highland Park bleef vijf en dertig in het bezit van de familie Borwick.
Toen James Borwick Highland Park erfde in 1869 vond hij het beter de distilleerderij te verkopen, vanwege zijn ambt als dominee.
In 1888 werd James Grant, wiens vader directeur was geweest van The Glenlivet, manager van Highland Park en in 1895 eigenaar.
De familie Grant bleef eigenaar van Highland Park tot 1937 toen Highland Bis^ tillers de distilleerderij overnam.
Highland Park heeft vier met stoom verhitte ketels en 20 % van de gemoute gerst komt van eigen moutvloeren.
Het water komt van Cattie Maggie's Spring.
De Mash tun is 11.4 ton.
De twaalf Wash backs zijn elk 29.000 liter.
De twee Wash stills hebben elk een inhoud van 20.000 liter, de twee Spirit stills elk 18.000 liter en worden indirect verhit met stoom.
De turf wordt gestoken te Hobbister Moor.
De mout, met 20 ppm phenol, is zwaar turfgerookt en wordt vervolgens gemengd met malt gedroogd boven niet geturfrookte malt, die wordt aangevoerd vanaf het vaste land.
De distilleerderij kat is (1998) Barley.
Tot 1996 had Highland Park twee huis katten, de tweede werd Malt genoemd.

Voorjaar 1999 kregen de Edrington Group en Highland Distillers verschil van mening over het niet of vel aanhouden van de beursnotering.
September 1999 wordt bekend dat Edrington en William Grant & Sons samen Highland Distillers overnemen.
De naam van de nieuwe onderneming luidt: The 1887 Company, wat slaat op het stichtingsjaar van Highland Distillers.
Edrington verkrijgt 70 %-, William Grant & Sons 30 % van de aandelen/
Augustus 2003.
Er is een kat aankomen lopen en die ging niet meer weg. Highland Park is de enige distil-leerderij met nu drie katten: Barley, Malt en Phenols.

Duncan Taylor & Co, Huntly, Aberdeen.
In 1933 begon Abe Rosenberg, samen met twee broers een drankengroothandel in Syosset te New York.
De Star Liqueor Company verkocht de merken Duncan Taylor, Hartley Parkers en McColls in de staten New York, Connecticut en Miami.
Na de tweede wereldoorlog werd Abe Rosenberg de alleen importeur van J & B blended whisky.
In 1964 begon Abe Rosenberg te investeren in vaten Schotse Single Malt Whisky, en lette bij aankoop in het bijzonder op de soort- en kwaliteit van het hout van de vaten.
De whiskies van Islay hadden zijn bijzondere yoorkeur.
In 1994, op 85 jarige leeftijd overleed Abe Rosenberg, en het beheer van zijn omvangrijke erfenis kwam in handen van een liefdadigheidsinstelling, die zijn naam droeg.
Om de erfenis ten gelde te maken zochten de beheerders contact in Schotland en kwamen uiteindelijk in contact met Euan Shand.
Euan Shand, zoon van een vroegere manager van Glendronach, en opgegroeid op de distilleer-derij, ging na zijn opleiding werken bij Allied Distillers te Glasgow, en was ook nog kort tijdelijk manager van Ardmore.
Na een korte onderbreking administrateur - boekhouder startte hij de Bennachie Scotch Whisky Co.
In 1997 kocht Euan Shand de merken Glendarroch en Whisky Galore.
Euan Shand werd koper de whiskyvoorraad en Duncan Taylor & Co.
Deze voorraad bestaat uit ongeveer 4000 vaten whisky, deels inmiddels heel oud en bijzonder.
Macallen, Bowmore, Glen Grant en St. Magdalene, Laphroaig en Bunnahabhain uit 1966, gelagerd in Cognac en Sherryvaten.

1997   Highland Park 18 jaar oud en 25 jaar oud worden uitgebracht

2005   Highland Park 30 jaar oud wordt uitgebracht
Highland Park 16 jaar oud wordt uitgebracht
Highland park Ambassador's  Cask 1984 wordt uitgebracht voor
de Duty Free markt

2006   De tweede editie van Ambassador's Cask 10 jaar oud van 1966
wordt uitgebracht
De verpakking wordt vernieuwd

2008   Highland park 40 jaar oud wordt uitgebracht in Juni

Since the days of the heroic Norse Sagas, Orkney has inspired the spirit of the storyteller.
As, since 1798 has Highland Park with hais lovingly crafted mellowness

Forever I flush the winters of men with wassails of corn. From 'John Barleycorn' by George

In a culture whose traditions have been shaped by long nights gathered round the flickering
flames whisky and the embroidered tale go naturally hand in hand

None more so than Highland Park 25 Year Old whose deep golden draught will awaken the
fire and the poetry in you

The Highland Park archive is home to many venerable bottles; one in particular,
dating from around 1870, fits perfectly as an inspiration for celebrating the life
the life of Saint Magnus. We worked with Stölzle Flaconnage, Highland Park's
specialist glassware supplier, to ignore 150 years of technological advances in
order to create a bottle complete with flaws and defects consistent with those
of the original.

In 1870 the bottle would have been hand - gathered, mouth - blown into a woo-
den mould and kept wet to prevent combustion. The raw materials would have
been sand and limestone along with naturally occurring sodium sulphate. Con-
taminants broadly determined the colour of the glass and little effort would have
been made to control capacity or functionality so long as it did not break.

This bottle matches the original in almost all regards, other than that it is made
in a factory, does'n leak and conforms to all applicable legislation. The modern
moulds echo the flaws in the hand - made one from two centuries ago; advanced
techniques were used to generate bubbles and colour consistency in the glass.
The artisans of 1870 would have be most impressed with our efforts made in
search of imperfection.

The image of saint magnus on the original label of the 1870 archive bottle was
inspired  by an ancient stained glass window. The impact of the label is shown
to maximum effect by the development of a simple, open fronted, etched wooden

Highland Park Saint Magnus Edition Two forms part of a series of three. It is a
perfectly - balanced, natural strength botling of hand - selected casks of 12
year old single malt; to appreciate it fully, take your time and add a little fresh
distilled water - a couple of drops at a time. This will release the subtle aromas
and reveal the complexity of a single malt that has been made wihin a mile of
St. Magnus Cathedral since 1798.

Whisky has been made in the traditional manner at Highland Park for more than
210 years. Released in 2010 this bottling is a tribute to the skilled and dedicated
craftsmen who built St. Magnus Cathedral.   

Highland Park takes its name from the High Park area on the outskirts of
Kirkwall Orkney, where in 1798 Magnus Eunson began distilling illegal
whisky. A local smuggler, Magnus would hide this forbidden spirit under
the pulpit of the church.

At Highland Park we insist on an uncompromising approach to whisky -
making. We 'r one of only a handful of distilleries that slowly malts its bar-
ley  on the stone floor, physically turning it by hand for a more balanced
flavor. Next, we smoke it over local aromatic peat, hand - cut from
Hobbister  Moor to bring a unique fragrant heather character to the whisky.
Then it's placed into oak casks - not just your usual bourbon casks though
sherry oak casks from Spain, that cost ten times as much, but bring a
priceless natural colour and flavor to our whisky. Then comes the hardest
part leaving it to quietly mature in the consistently cool  Orcadian air.

And even when it's ready, we're not. We have chosen and combined our
best casks from 1994, then we have left them to settle and harmonise,
for just that little bit longer to deliver our complex whisky. The result is a
delicious single malt with caramel and almond notes teasing sweetness
with hints of cinnamon and aromatic peat flavours delivering a warming
smokey finish. This special Vintage is the kinf of Dram you long for when
you've worked as hard as us.

Enjoy the perfect glass of Highland Park:

First, hold your glass to the light to enjoy the dark Amber hue, then tilt
and rotate it to see the beads of whisky appear on the inside of the glass.
The smaller they are the higher the alcohol strength, and the slower they
fall, the better the spirit quality. Next: add a drop of water and take three
long sniffs. The first just gets your nose used to the alcohol, but in the se-
cond , you'il discover caramel and almond sweetness, and in the third
fruit  - maybe ripening figs or cherries. Now taste the whisky by chewing
it in your mouth for 4 or 5 seconds then swallow. The top of your tongue
will start to tingle, and after a few seconds your mouth  will go dry, leaving
a warming smokey feeling and a flavor that keeps on going.

Saint Magnus is one of six canonized Norsemen born in the 11th and 12th centuries when the Orkney Islands belonged to Norway. Among them were warriors and scholars: Saint Magnus was in between these two extremes. He is decribed in
Orkneyinga Saga as 'a man of extraordinary distinction, tall with a fine, intelligent
look about him. He was a man of strict virtue, successful in war, wise, eloquent,
generous and magnanimous, open - handed with money and sound with advice,
and altogether the most populair of men'.

Born in 1075 and named Magnus Erlendsson, he demonstrated his saintly virtues
at the age of 18. King Magnus Barelegs took him on an expedition to the Hebrides
and beyond. Approaching Wales they encountered the fleet of Hugh the Stout and
Hugh the proud, sons of the King of Ireland, in the Menai Strait; both parties pre-
pared for battle with the exception of Saint Magnus who refused to fight as he had
no quarrel with anyone there. He stated 'God will shield me' and although he did't
take cover, he was't wounded having chanted psalms throughout the fighting.

Of course Saint magnus was not always so meek and mild; as a ruler of Orkney
in troubled times it would have been impossible for him to survive, without occa-
sional severity. However in comparison to his contemporaries, Sain Magnus was
a man of peace, contemplation and scholarly learning; spiritual intensity is more
a feature of Magnus' Saga than violence and cruelty. It is a life story of Christian
devotion and forgiveness, qualities that are not usually associated with the Vikings,
and includes the healing of the sick, crippled, blind and insane. Saint Magnus was
murdered by his treacherous cousin Haakon and was canonized only 20 years

The influence of Saint Magnus spread far and wide; more than 20 churches have
been dedicated to him and he was the inspiration for the novel Magnus by George
Mackay Brown and, in turn The Martyrdom of St. Magnus by Sir Peter Maxwell
Davies. The forname became populair in Orkney, notably in the case of Magnus
Eunson, a man forever associated with the founding of Highland Park distillery
in 1798.


Our Five Keystones of Production:

Hand turned malt
Aromatic peat
Coll maturation
Sherry oak casks
Cask harmoninsation

Highland Park launches Dark Origins
04 July, 2014

Highland Park has launched a core expression inspired by founder and distiller Magnus Eunson.
Dark Origins, a non-chill filtered single malt with 46.8% abv, will be available in Harrods from in 1- 14 July and launched internationally throughout autumn.

Highland Park uses twice as many first fill sherry casks in Dark Origins than the classic Highland Park 12 year old, resulting in "a naturally darker, richer flavour with sherried spice, a chocolate twist and the signature sweet smoke."  
At an rrp of £64.95, Dark Origins will be available from specialist whisky retailers at the Highland Park distillery following the UK launch at Harrods this month.
Gerry Tosh, global marketing manager, said: "Cask management is so crucial to our work at Highland Park. We have strived to raise the bar, working tirelessly in sourcing the right wood and then working and finessing the balances to ensure we create single malt that is rich, warm and enticing in flavour.

"Dark Origins sits in the heart of our core range complimenting them perfectly-distinct in itself, but always and forever a classic Highland Park."

HIGHLAND Park have completed their Valhalla collection of bottlings with the release of Odin, named in honour of the Allfather of Norse mythology.
The four whiskies, wrought in the names of the denizens of Valhalla, have been created in celebration of the Orkney distillery's Norse heritage.
Odin will now join Loki, Thor and Freya on the shelves of those Highland Park fans lucky enough to be able to attain the collection.
Odin, designed to encapsulate the wisdom and power of the Allfather of the Norse gods, combines the potency of a cask-strength whisky - bottled at 55.8 per cent abv - with the balance of age - Odin is aged for 16 years- and is created from a combination of Spanish oak sherry casks and re-fill hogsheads.
Odin was a god that dedicated his time to the pursuit of knowledge. Indeed in one of the legends surrounding him, he gives one of his eyes to drink from the fountain on knowledge. A relentless seeker and giver of wisdom, the need to impart the gift of the knowledge and experience of a great dram is clear in this most interesting of whiskies.
Gerry Tosh, Global Marketing Manager for Highland Park, says: "Odin, like its namesake, is an intense, powerful and complex whisky. Bottled at 55.8 per cent ABV, it certainly lives up to the legend, a bold single malt higher in strength than Thor, Loki and Freya. In Odin, we have been able to add the final flourish to the Valhalla Collection, a stunning series of remarkable whiskies that offer affordability and exclusive collectability."
"Now that Odin has joined the ranks of the other gods in the Valhalla Collection, the first chapter in this series is complete. However, the Norse legends of old may still offer us future intrigues."
With only 17,000 bottles released globally, this limited edition whisky comes housed in the same distinctive award winning wooden frame of Thor, Loki and Freya echoing the fearsome contours of a traditional Viking long ship. The bottle itself reflects Odin's character - dark and imperfect and slightly battle worn.
Our tasting notes:
A wonderfully intense whisky, very much in the vein of Highland Park's previous bottlings, with a swirling battle of the elements; salt (the sea), peat (the earth) and smoke (fire) all battling for supremacy but it's the wonderfully light notes of fruit - lemon zest and plums - and honey in the finish that will leave the drinker wanting more.
Nose: In the bottle, it's all brine with wisps of subtle smoke but once poured the previously hinted at notes of fruit and honey really shine through.
Palate: Warm and spicy, hints of cinnamon and charred fruit.
Finish: Long and honeyed, drawing out the fruit to be replaced with brine and subtle smoke.
One for fans of whiskies with big flavours, a great all rounder and at 55.8 per cent abv you might want to be careful as it's far too easy to drink.

Highland Park gets its name from High park, the elevated area on which the distillery sits.

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