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Highland Park Single Malt Scotch 18 Year NV

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Highland Park 18 Year Old is an exceptionally fine whisky that builds on the world-class reputation already enjoyed by the 12 Year Old. All the Orcadian hallmarks of Highland Park are here - the smokiness, the peat, the heather-honey - plus it has gained a glorious richness and spiciness through its longer cask maturation. Its elegance and smoothness make the 18 year old a delight to the connoisseur as well as a splendid introduction to Highland Park.

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Highland Park:
Highland Park is a Scotland’s most northerly single malt whisky distillery, located on Orkney Island. It’s a lightly peated malt, characterized by rich, rounded flavors of heather, golden apples, vanilla and sweet tobacco smoke. After “unofficial” production by Magnus Eunson in the 1790s, Highland Distillers became an established brand in the early 19th century, founde... Read more
Highland Park is a Scotland’s most northerly single malt whisky distillery, located on Orkney Island. It’s a lightly peated malt, characterized by rich, rounded flavors of heather, golden apples, vanilla and sweet tobacco smoke. After “unofficial” production by Magnus Eunson in the 1790s, Highland Distillers became an established brand in the early 19th century, founded by Robert Borwick and John Robertson. This is around the same time that King George IV gave Scotch royal approval and the Excise Act cut production taxes for commercial distilleries, making room for category expansion. However, Highland Distillers really came into its own in 1876 when it was bought by William Stuart and James Mackay. Not only did the malt begin to achieve class status, but blenders such as Chivas and Dewars were purchasing it to enrich their products. Demand steadily increased through the 1950s after a stoppage during World War II and various changings of hands. In 1970, Highland Distillers, bought Famous Grouse for which Highland contributes their malt. In 1979, Highland Distillers released their proprietary 12 year old single malt as Highland Park. This was an instant classic, perhaps only trumped by their 18 year, both of which consistently receive high accolades from whisky aficionados. Today, Highland Park continues to produce the core age expressions as well as special releases and vintages.  Read less

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Source: NapaCabs.com
07/15/2011

Rich and full with an exotic, aromatic spiciness that is surprisingly sweet. A bouquet of smoke, hints of peat and fruit. A rich, sweet finish.



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Highland Park 18 Year Old is an exceptionally fine whisky that builds on the world-class reputation already enjoyed by the 12 Year Old. All the Orcadian hallmarks of Highland Park are here - the smokiness, the peat, the heather-honey - plus it has gained a glorious richness and spiciness through its longer cask maturation. Its elegance and smoothness make the 18 year old a delight to the connoisseur as well as a splendid introduction to Highland Park.

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