|Location :||Kirkwall Orkney Islands. Close to the Parks of Rosebank - Scotland.|
One of Scotland's most northerly distilleries.
Sited on a hillside overlooking Scapa Flow to the south and Kirkwall to the north.
|Region :||Orkney - Highland|
|Type :||Scotch - Island Malt (Orkney).|
|Distillery :||Highland Park Distillery. / James Grant & Company|
Holm Road, Kirkwall
Orkney KW15 1SU
Phone +44 01856-873107
Fax +44 01856-876091
Visitors Centre :
Open all year, Tel: (Scotland) 01856 874619.
Daily opening hours: Apr to Oct: Mon to Fri 1000 to 0700, Jul & Aug Sat & Sun 1200 to 0700, Nov, Dec, Mar: Mon to Fri Tour at 1400 & 1530, Jan & Feb By appointment only.
|Water :||Two springs nearby. / Springs below the distillery|
Highland Park :The most Northern Scotch Whisky Distillery in the World.
"At Copenhagen, where the vessel called after leaving Kirkwall, the King of Denmark, the Emperor of Russia and a very distinguished party were entertained on Board. The Highland Park was pocured and pronounced by all to be the finest whisky they had ever tasted '
(Sir Donald Currie, 1883)
|From the box:||Located on Orkney Islands, one of the northern most parts of Scotland,
is the Highland Park Distillery. Founded on this remote and windswept island
in 1798, the distillery has for almost two centuries produced a full flavoured,
single malt Scotch Whisky, Highland Park. Made from best barley malted
over peat fires; merged with the unique spring waters of the island; and
aged in cask for twelve long years that shape its rare and very distinctive
|Other remarks||Here's some rips from other site's.
By the 1880s Highland Park had an established reputation and at one time both the king of Denmark
and the Emperor of Russia declared it to be the finest whisky they had ever tasted.
In 1888, James Grant, whose father was manager of The Glenlivit Distillery, became managing partner, and later owner, of Highland Park.
Its product retains much that is traditional, even original. It has its own floor maltings and peat beds (the peat is cut shallow to impart a light 'rooty' character) and two traditional peat-fired kilns. During malting a little heather is burned.
The Distillery Today
Highland Park Distillery, on the edge of Kirkwall in Orkney, has more of an affinity with the West Highlands, flavour-wise, than with the palish, fragrant, fresh-flavoured North Highland group of malts. Highland Park is a medium-bodied whisky with a heathery aroma - in some bottlings this becomes very aromatic, like a barber's shop - and dry, peaty notes. The flavour combines heather-honey with spice and almonds, and the finish is dry.
Michael Jackson says :
The Greatest all-rounder in the wold of malt whisky. Definitely in an
island style, but combining all the elements of a classic single malt:
smokiness : \L\1ith its own heather-honey acent); maltiness; smoothness; depth,
roundness and fullness of flavour; and length of finish - lovely any time.
As a single malt, Highland Park develops to great ages. In blends, it is
said to be a catalyst, bringing to great flavours of the other contributing
He gives the 12 years old , 40% vol. a score of 90 !!!
8 years old
|Age :||8 years old.|
|Vol :||?%||Price :||?|
|Remark :||Highland Park 8 years old - remarks under construction|
12 years old
|Age :||12 years old.|
|Price :||(in Danish kr. 70cl. : 350,- )|
|Remark :||Highland Park 12 years old is the most known bottling from Highland Park|
A light smokey whisky with a hint of honney and moor , soft and round taste.
Its matured on oak cask and exclusive sherrycasks - remarks under construction
|Danish Remark :|
Noget dansk reklame gøjl :
|Total Score :||7/8|
|Cork||07||Cork and wood|
|Nose / Smell||07||Nice and soft...|
|Taste||07||Medium, Nice and soft.|
|Palate / Aftertaste||08||Lovely. Medium avarage|
|Price/Quality||08||Best buy nominated /GI|
15 years old
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|Age :||15 years old.|
|Vol :||59%||Price :||?|
|Remark :||Highland Park 15 years old - remarks under construction|
18 years old
|Age :||18 years old.|
|Vol :||43%||Price :||?|
|Remark :||Highland Park 18 years old - remarks under construction|
25 years old
|Age :||25 years old.|
|Vol :||40%||Price :||?|
|Remark :||As you can se on the bottle Highland Park 25 years old is great cause the bottle is empty - remarks etc. is currently under construction|
|LINKS..........||to official Highland Park or related web pages.|
Holm Road, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1SU
Phone: +44 01856-873107
Fax: +44 01856-876091
Visitor Centre: 01856-874619
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