Highland Park

A Drink for the Gods

Highland Park, located on the Orkney Islands, was once a favored haunt of the Vikings. Now Scotland’s northernmost distillery is paying tribute to its Nordic heritage with the release of Thor ($199), a 16-year-old, cask-strength single malt. It is the first of Highland Park’s Valhalla Collection, a range of four distinct whiskies, each to be […]

Orkney’s Ancient Island Spirit

Highland Park, the northernmost distillery in Scotland, recently unveiled its oldest and most expensive whisky to date, the unparalleled Highland Park 50 Year Old ($17,500), a vatting (combining) of five oloroso sherry-barrel-aged single malts distilled in 1960. Bottled at 89.8 proof, this whisky bears an aroma that presents a slight sting of alcohol quickly muted […]

Best of the Best 2011: Spirits: Highland Park Orcadian Limited Edition Series 1968 Single Malt Scotch Whisky

 One of the greatest and richest single-malt whiskies in existence was created against one of the world’s starkest landscapes—a remote, windswept island in the Orkney archipelago. High­land Park, Scotland’s northernmost distillery, is the birthplace of the Orcadian Limited Edi­tion Series 1968 ($3,999), a 40-year-old single malt that expresses dramatically different aromas and tastes than the […]

Highland Park 1968 Limited Edition

This is the first offering of the Orcadian Limited Edition Series, and it is dramatically different from anything previously released by Scotland’s northernmost distillery. After four decades of aging in casks once used for sherry, just enough whisky remained to produce 1,550 bottles, fewer than 50 of which are allocated for the United States. The […]

Highland Park 30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch

Tasting Notes Round and buttery, with almond, oranges, and chocolate laced with a hint of sherry. Worth Knowing Aged in 75 percent ex-bourbon casks and 25 percent sherry casks, this whiskey is made in the northernmost distillery in Scotland. Note Prices are average retail and do not reflect local or state taxes.