Highland Park – 1998 – 14 years – Sherrywood

Douglas of Drumlanrig 
Embouteillage spécial pour La Boutique du Chemin du Old Malt Cask OMC2254
Distilled : 06/1998 – Bottled : 03/2013 – Cask number :  9629 – Alcool : 50%

The overall style of Highland Park whisky: This whisky has a strongly smoked  character and tinted of heather and malt,  since the peat of the region is used for malting. This peat is still very young and full of heather. Highland Park is undoubtedly one of the best single malts, it has depth, it is round and has a long finish. It exists in many variants. For whiskey lovers, it is considered “allrounder” and enjoys an outstanding reputation even among experts.

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 Hunter Laing – Douglas of Drumlanrig
Hunter Laing – a new company …… since the third generation
Although recently established and operational, Hunter Laing is a continuation of 60 years of experience and mastery in the Whisky.
Stewart Laing did give his middle name, Hunter, to form the name of the Company : Hunter Laing where he is joined by his sons Andrew and Scott, who brought in their own independent bottling company and its brand First Editions in Hunter Laing .
We are pleased to announce that the Douglas of DumlanrigFirst Editions, Sovereign, Hepburn’s Choice and Distiller’s Art in whisky and Kill Devil in single cask bottlings of Rum make part of the portfolio La Boutique du Chemin.
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Orkney Islands
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.
These islands owe their name to the Vikings, who christened the group of islands Orkneyia, the “islands of seals.” On the island of Mainland is the capital, Kirkwall, with its 7000 inhabitants. It is said to be one of the most intriguing cities in Scotland. This pretty town is known for the St. Magnus Festival which takes place every year in June.
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Weight 1.50 kg
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