The 2016 re-release of the much missed Highland Park 15. Aged in sherry casks, this is rich and initially sweet before a dry smokiness comes to the fore. Gently smoky but surprisingly sweet is the perfect way to describe the uniqueness of Highland Park. The meeting point between the aromatic peat of Orkney and the sweet sherry oak casks from Spain ensure this perfect balance is always achieved.
At Highland Park we insist on an uncompromising approach to whisky-making. We’re one of only a handful of distilleries that slowly malts its barley on a stone floor.
Turning it by hand and thereby delivering a more balanced flavour. Next, we smoke the barley over aromatic peat, hand-cut from Hobbister Moor to bring a unique fragrant heather character to the whisky.
Then, the spirit is taken from the stills and carefully filled into sherry oak casks from Spain, these deliver priceless natural colour and a distinctive honey sweetness, perfectly complementing the aromatic peat.
Next comes the hardest part, leaving it undisturbed for 15 or more years to mature in the consistently cool Orcadian air. When it’s ready, we choose and combine our best casks, then leave them to settle and harmonise.
The result is a smooth, easy to drink single malt, with a luxuriously light floral flavour and a gentle smoky finish. It’s the kind of dram you long for when you’ve worked as hard as we have.
Made in Orkney, Scotland.
700ml Bottle Size