Highland Park The Dark



Highland Park The Dark is a 17-year-old single malt matured exclusively in European Oak Sherry butts, and forms the first half of the Orkney distillery’s new seasons duo, a limited release of 28.000 bottles. This expression will be followed by Highland Park The Light in spring 2018.

The pair have been inspired by the effect the seasons have on the maturation of Highland Park, featuring two circles representing the high sun of the summer solstice and low sun of the winter solstice.


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Highland Park distillery is based in Kirkwall, Orkney. Highland Park happens to be  the most northerly whisky distillery in Scotland.

The distillery was founded in 1798, presumably by Magnus Eunson. The name of this whisky does not refer to the area of Scotland known as The Highlands, from which Orkney is excluded, but rather to the fact that the distillery was founded on an area called ‘High Park’ distinguished from a lower area nearby.

Highland Park is one of the few distilleries to malt its own barley, using locally cut peat from Hobbister Moor. The peat is then mixed with heather before being used as fuel. The malt is peated to a level of 20 parts per million phenol and then mixed with unpeated malt produced on the Scottish mainland.

In 1984, Highland Park was the only whisky ever to have scored a rating of 100% by the regular tasting team of The Scotsman, a national newspaper of Scotland. Whisky reviewer and expert Michael Jackson has called it “The greatest all-rounder in the world of malt whisky”.

Highland Park is available in various proprietary bottlings by year, as well as a special bottling known as Cappella, available only at the distillery. In addition, several independent bottlings of Highland Park are produced. Highland Park is also one of the ingredients of The Famous Grouse blend.

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Weight 3 kg






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