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Highland Park 12 Year Old Orkney Malt Whisky Bottle 70 cl

by Highland Park
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  • 12 year old whisky
  • Made from barley malted over peat fires
  • Aged in oak casks
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Product Information

Technical Details
Alcohol Content40 % Vol
Item Weight1.6 Kg
Product Dimensions38.8 x 14.8 x 14.6 cm
Item model number41HIPK01SWHY
Barrel Aging Time12 years
BrandHighland Park
Country Produced InScotland
Item Package Quantity1
Volume700 milliliters
Weight1.7 kilograms
Liquid Volume700 milliliters
Manufacturer/ProducerHighland Park
Number Of Items1
Package InformationBottle
Region Produced InHighland
TasteTasting Notes:

Nose: One of the world's most subtle and teasing noses: delicate wafts of smoke mingle effortlessly with sweet malt, a hint of oaky salt, apples, old polished leather and trademark heather.

Palate: Intensely malty and fresh at first, and then the lingering smoky depth adds weight. Fabulous bitter-sweet balance which pans out on the sweet side with a gentle build-up of honey.

Finish: Teasing. Long, smoky with a heathers dryness and spice. Delicious.
(Tasting Notes by Whisky Magazine)
Vintage
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Additional Information
ASINB001HUA3FY
Best Sellers Rank 41 in Grocery (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.8 Kg
Date First Available29 Nov 2010
  
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A take on the normal 12 year old, the Orkney is made from the best barley malted over peat fires. Aged for 12 years in oak casks and using the unique spring water of the island of Orkney gives this whiskey a real distinctive enjoyable taste.

Product Description

Located on the 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 more than two centuries produced a full flavoured, single malt scottish whisky.

Made from the best Barley malted over peat fires; merged with the unique spring waters of the island; and aged in casks for twelve long years that shape its rare and very distinctive character.

In 1888, James Grant, whose father was the manager of the Glenvilet 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 Highland Distillery has more than an affinity with the West Highlands in its flavour than with the palish, fragrant, fresh flavoured North Highland groups of malt.

Highland Park is a medium bodied whisky with a heathery aroma.


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highland Park 12 Year Old Review! 23 Dec 2013
By MrE TOP 100 REVIEWER
Distilled, Matured and Bottled on the island of Orkney, this is the most northern Distillery in the British Isles. Highland Park 12 year old is famed for is complex mixture of aroma and taste especially when you take into account the price and how old it is. At 12 years old you are getting a very good representation of what Highland Park is like.

My Personal Tasting Notes:

Nose: Drinking neat you are immediately hit by a slight prickle on the nose with a warming yet mild sherry. There is a spicy note with fresh pear and a hint of Heather and very mild smoke.

Taste: Initially your tongue will tingle, the sherry on the nose finds it's way into the taste yet doesn't dominate. A sweet almost honey taste then becomes prominent with a faint heather note again. You can definitely taste the smoke although it's quite mild and mixes well with the initial sweetness.

Finish: Smoke persists with the heather and honey note quickly Disappearing leaving a dry aftertaste.

With a teaspoon of water added and waiting 15 minutes:

Nose: The heather note really stands out and as time goes by the honey becomes even more prominent. The slight prickle you initially got has gone and in its place the sherry note pronounces itself even more.

Taste: Intense Honey and Heather with the sweetness from the sherry wood influence persisting throughout.

Finish: Smoke intensifies and the sweetness quickly turns dry. At the very end i got a re-occurrence of the sherry.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highland Park 22 Dec 2013
Highland Park is a whisky to savour. It has none of the harshness, in my opinion, of the Speysides ( that is excepting The Macallum from Craigellachie ) nor the sometimes over peatiness of Islay....but a lot will swear by these blends. I was introduced to Highland Park in a famous Italian grocer/delicattessan in Edinburgh only about 10 years ago when I was a whippersnapper of 63. I was looking for a particular Speyside which they didn't have but the chap who came from my own region near Dufftown suggested ( after blethering about the merits of this and that and the other ) I try Highland Park from Orkney which has a more delicate and long flavour, most especially when accompanied by a shortbread finger from Walkers of Aberlour. I was smitten from that moment....and this from a boy who like many Highlanders has as a youth been sick to the very stomach from overindulgence in the local blends. Try as many whiskies as you can afford but I don't think you will be disappointed with this one...which is my number 1 by a Highland mile!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 13 July 2014
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Bought as a present which was much appreciated.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gift 30 May 2014
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This whiskey was bought as a present for my Nephew, he was thrilled with it. He said so well packed etc, not sure if he has tasted yet though!
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5.0 out of 5 stars No surprises, tastes exactly as expected. 28 April 2014
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The price 22 made it taste even better! I wished more single malts were sold in that price.
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