Highland Park has launched in September 2010 the third bottling in its Orcadian Vintage Series - the 1970 Vintage. Specifically chosen by Whisky Maker Max McFarlane, the whisky has been drawn from seven casks laid down with new make spirit in 1970. All were refill casks comprising both butts and hogsheads and yielded just 1,800 bottles at a natural strength of 48% abv. According to Max The bottling bursts with aromas of caramelised pineapple and lemon peel as well as Highland Park's trademark balance of aromatic peat and heather honey sweetness. At natural strength it has an intriguing mix of vanilla and coriander seeds but a drop of water brings hidden peat smoke and cedar wood to the top. This single malt has a satisfyingly long, sweet and spicy flavour that hangs on the palate.
STANDING APART NOT STANDING ALONE We are the product of our people, our location and our history. MADE WITH PRIDE ON ORKNEY Our whisky, like our island home, is shaped by a wild climate and stormy seas, and by the Vikings who settled here over 1,000 years ago, leaving their mark on our people and our culture. OUR VIKING SOULS There are people, near and far, whose passion and skill ensures that they - and our whisky - stand apart.