Highland Park 40 Years Old
Highland Park 40-year-old is not a 'here today, gone tomorrow' single cask they uncovered in the warehouse. Through foresight, they are blessed with stocks of aged Whisky. Many other distilleries would love to be in the enviable position. As it is not a single cask, but a vatting of casks each of which is at least 40 years old, the tasting notes are broader in scope.
Highland Park 40 year old is presented in a solid oak wooden box, finished to cabinet quality by Mount Gabriel - a specialist in the field. The choice of wood was intended to reflect the heritage of Highland Park's use of sherry seasoned oak casks. It delivers the weight and substance you would expect for a venerable single malt such as this.
The Amulette adorns the outside of the box and the inside hinged door features an exquisitely detailed carving of a mythical Viking sea dragon locked in a struggle of life and death with a giant snake. This carving is influenced heavily by the Urness style so prevalent in Norway at that time and can be found on jewellery, artefacts and Viking longboats now preserved in museums throughout Scandinavia. Many of these Viking longboats used the sea dragon as their fearsome figurehead, sitting atop the bow of their boats as they raided Orkney, Shetland and the North of Scotland.
The hinged door contains a leather-bound booklet.
Final Bid: £ 1,600.00Reserve not met
- Strength: 48.3% vol
- Bottle Size: 70 cl
- Distillery / Blender: Highland Park
- Region: Islands
- Bottler: Official Bottling
- Lot Type: Full Size
- Approximate Shipping Weight (!): 4.0kg
- Please Note: Slight wear to box, refer to images