Highland Park – 1996 – 17 years – 53,90%

First Editions – Cask strenght 
Distilled : 1996 – Bottled : July 2013 – Cask number :  .  – Alcool : 53,90% %
Review :
“Colour: white wine. Nose: same style as the Samaroli, only even more mineral and maybe less fruity. Grassier and slightly smokier too. So, more austere but that could be a matter of water/reduction. No, wait, quite some vanilla’s coming out after fifteen minutes. With water: some smoke coming out, as well as more barley/porridge. Barley porridge, can you make that? Mouth (neat): lemons and limes in a vanilla crust, plus sunflower oil and grass. This is funny, it reminds me of some Rosebanks. Sweetly waxy mineral grassy sharpish zesty lemony naked Highland Park. Perfect mouth feel, not much to add. With water: becomes sweeter, with a feeling of lemon drops and jellies. Fructose. Finish: medium length, very clean, lemony, concise. Maybe some peat in the aftertaste. Comments: completely spirit-driven, which works greatly when the spirit is great (what?) – 88 points.” (whiskyfun.com)

Highland Park distillery
Dans les îles Orcades (Orkneys en anglais). Cet archipel d’environ 70 îles fut longtemps propriété des Norvégiens et ne devint écossaise qu’à la faveur d’une dette non réglée. Highland Park est la distillerie la plus septentrionale de toute l’Ecosse… battant de moins d’un kilomètre sa voisine Scapa.
Si Highland Park n’existait pas, il manquerait aux Iles Orcades ce petit quelque chose qui leur donne un supplément d’âme écossaise. Longtemps sous domination viking, cet archipel battu par les vents aurait plus volontiers l’accent norvégien que le «blurr» (ce roulement des «r» si caractéristique) des Highlanders.
L’histoire de la distillerie Highland Park remonterait à la fin du XVIIIème siècle, dans la clandestinité bien sûr ! 
“Le Highland Park est l’athlète le plus complet du monde du malt !  Il a le style des îles, mais associe tous les éléments d’un single malt classique : la fumée (avec des notes typiques de miel et de bruyère), le caractère malté, le moelleux, la rondeur, la plénitude en bouche et une longue finale.” (Michael Jackson)
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The Bottler : Brand First Editions
Founded in 2010, the origins of the company are rooted in the decades we have spent growing up in and around the scotch whisky industry, and our respect and passion for the spirit this history has instilled. With a label inspired by the classic elegance of an antique manuscript, the First Editions brand is the mark of quality which appears across our core range of single-cask bottlings of malt whisky.

We review our maturing stocks on a monthly basis, drawing samples from casks we believe may be ready for bottling. Always mindful of the benefits of a whisky being from just one cask, we will bottle it when we feel it is at its best for drinking rather than being influenced by “round” ages such as 18, or 25 years old.
The First Editions bottlings are always at cask-strength and, naturally, without artificial colouring or chill-filtration.

“Our mission as a company is to bottle only the finest single-casks of  Scotland’s malt whiskies, under our own First Editions label.”
“As a young company in an industry where time is of the greatest importance, we can afford to be patient.”
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Orkney Islands (67 islands in total) are located in the north of Scotland. Of the 17 inhabited islands, live in total only 19 000 inhabitants. However, on the pitfalls we can observe the largest population of marine birds in Great Britain. Orkney are actually on the same latitude as St. Petersburg in Russia. Yet, thanks to Golfstream, it is rarely very cold. Since the climate is temperate most of the year, it is rarely more than 16 ° C in summer.
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Weight 1.50 kg







Type de Whisky

Single Cask

Type de fût

Brut de fût

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