An utterly stupendous whisky, one of those rare drams that can be considered almost a historical document. First distilled in what has been described as one of the momentous years in mankind’s history, 1968, the Highland Park spirit was allowed to mature for fully 41 years before bottling.
To be exact, this whisky was distilled on the 23rd of March 1968 and bottled on the 30th of September 2009.
The whisky has been bottled as part of Duncan Taylor’s Peerless Collection, and it is certainly a spirit befitting of that title, with few bottles rivalling it for quality. Duncan Taylor are well known for bottling some of the oldest casks around, and picking barrels of superb quality, and that is clearly the case with this whisky.
Drawn from a single cask, this whisky represents a unique chance to experience spirit from the most northerly distillery in Scotland.
Highland Park 41 year old delivers some extraordinary flavours, with intense notes of vanilla, cocoa dustings, citrus rind, honey, sandalwood and thick cream. The oak is full and rich on the palate, demonstrating the spirit’s outstanding age well.
This whisky is one of those excellent “low cask strength” drams, which often possess fantastic intensity of flavour. Highland Park 41 Year Old is bottled at 41.8% ABV, and without chill filtration or colouration, allowing for the beautiful, natural flavours and colours of this fine old dram to take centre stage.
Truly a once in a lifetime dram, very few bottles of this marvellous spirit are still available for purchase. Highland Park fans should not miss the chance to own this piece of liquid history from the year that man first went to the moon.