Highland Park Highland Whisky Distillery
Like many whisky distilleries Highland Park was once an illegal distillery and went legal in 1825 after a change in excise laws. The property in which Highland Park is situated belonged to John Robertson who was an excise officer who had once arrested a Magnus Eunson (a famous smuggler and illicit distiller) in the area. However it was Robert Borwick a trader form Kirkwall who founded the most northerly distillery in Scotland. His project had the advantage of water supply from ‘Cattie Maggie’s’ at Greenvale. By 1895, James Grant of the whisky giant Grant family purchased Highland Park and increased productivity before selling to Highland Distillers Co Ltd in 1935.
Highland Park is one of the world’s best-selling single malt whiskies and it is range is consistently being praised by whisky critics. This popularity is not new in 1879 a Glasgow whisky merchant bought 50% of all the whisky produced here they thought it was so good.
No longer selling to independent bottlers Highland Park uses the vast majority of its output on single malt and single cask bottlings. This is unusual as most production traditionally goes into blended whiskies. This most northerly distillery still uses traditional methods cutting its own peat and uses it for malting its barley on site.
Whether you go for 12, 15, 18, 25, 30 or 40 year old you will not be disappointed with a Highland Park Single Malt.
Taste: Highland Park 18 years old is a gorgeous single malt whisky. Smooth, honey, caramel and smokiness, try before you die.