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Highland Park Distillery

Holm Road , Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1SU, Scotland
Tel: +44 1856 873 107
Fax: +44 1856 876 091


Articles (10)

A Kaleidoscope of Aromas
Joel Harrison takes a pilgrimage to the isle of peat and wonder

September 2012, Issue 106, page 36

Ask the expert
Karen from Whisky Live Festival suggested I get hold of you as you may be able to help. I have a bottle of White Heather Deluxe 15 Years Old Scotch Whisky in a square decanter type bottle, it's unopen...

June 2010, Issue 88, page 72

Class Acts
The search starts again to find the cream of the crop in the whisky world. In the first of three voting heats, we reveal the winners of the Scottish round.

September 2011, Issue 98, page 6

Edinburgh detective ages aswell as his whisky
Roddy Martine shares a dram with Ian Rankin as he celebrates 20 years of his most famous creation,Inspector Rebus

March 2007, Issue 62, page 54

On the road
Part one of the tale of the three men, three motorbikes, five distilleries, and the search for one blended malt.

September 2009, Issue 82, page 12

Raising the roof
Highland Park is investing morethan £550,000 to replace the two pagoda roofs at its Grade B listed distillery in Kirkwall, Orkney. A well-known sight synonymous with Scotch whisky distilleries, alth...

September 2007, Issue 66, page 14

Rising stars
The search starts again to find the cream of the crop in the whisky world. In the first round of voting our focus turns to Scotland.

September 2009, Issue 82, page 6

Stromness' still
Gavin D Smith looks at one of Orkney's lost distilleries

December 2010, Issue 92, page 34

That perfect moment...
To celebrate our 50th issue we asked a selection of people for their best whisky drinking occasion. Here are the best 50 of them

September 2005, Issue 50, page 26

The spirit of Orkney
The owners of Highland Park are building on the distillery's heritage and shaping up for a glittering future. Dominic Roskrow finds out what's being lined up.

July 2009, Issue 81, page 43

Whiskies (35)

Adelphi Highland Park 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.90%
8 I like the richness but lacks the balance, roundness and complexity of a great Highland Park.

Adelphi Highland Park 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.90%
8 This bottling does not have the heathery profile of the official bottlings. Drink with water.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Adelphi Highland Park 17 Years Old, Cask 2903
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.30%
9 That dance might have been led by Fred Astaire. The great all-rounder in lean and energetic mood. Makes it look easy. Try it with a late-night movie.

Celtic Heartlands Highland Park 1967
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.10%
8 The more heavily-sherried expressions of Highland Park seem more open in displaying their charms.

Dewar Rattray Highland Park 18 Years Old 1989
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.50%
7 Couldn't be more different from the other Highland Park. That's casks for you!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Dewar Rattray Highland Park 24 Years Old Single Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.30%
8 Decent enough, and the palate is lovely, but somehow you expect more after 24 years in the cask.

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Douglas Laing Highland Park 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 For the end of the evening. Of considerable complexity and will require several attempts before it's cracked. Not for everyone.

Hart Brothers Highland Park 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Needs water to open it and release some of the drier flavours. A gentle expression of Highland Park. I missed the bigger dimensions of the distillery bottlings.

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Highland Park 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A beautifully balance classic islander.

Highland Park 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Oak is present all the way. A bit dull. Lacks vividness.

Highland Park 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Pleasant but undramatic. I was a little disappointed to find out it was Highland Park… surely we can do better than this?

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
9 If I smoked I would have a cigar with this one.

Highland Park 1958
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.00%
8 Some drinkers might perfer this great whisky slightly younger and fresher. Those who like a touch of oak will find this very elegant.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park 1970 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00%
9 A slow, learned intellectual of a malt. If you are going to put out a 40yo, here's the benchmark.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park 1973
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.60%
8 Sheer classiness and head and shoulders above the rest for me.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park 1977 Bicentenary Vintage Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
4 A great malt: luxurious, profound, full of the flavours of Scotland

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park 1977 Bicentenary Vintage Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
9 After that voluptuous dinner.

Highland Park 1977 Bicentenary Vintage Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
9 My favourite expression of whisky's greatest all rounder. Sets an incredibly high standard for Highland Park to maintain.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Highland Park 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Strangely similar to a golden rum - albeit a smoky one.

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Highland Park 1994
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 For those with a sweeter palate.

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Highland Park 1998
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Balanced and lightly complex.

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Highland Park 21 Years Old
- Scotland - 47.50%
8 A drier expression of HP from the norm and all the more fascinating for that.Recommended.

World Whiskies Awards 2009 - World's Best Single Malt Whisky - Winner

Highland Park 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.10%
7 A touch astringent for my tastes, but respectable. Ambassador, surely you should be really spoiling us?

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Highland Park 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.10%
9 Have this one with dessert.

Highland Park 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.10%

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Highland Park 40 Years Old
- Scotland - 48.30%
9 A stunningly great whisky. One of the finest I've had for a considerable time.

Highland Park Artist Edition 1988
- Scotland - 46.00%
7 Mellowand balanced.Worth a look

Highland Park Earl Haakon
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.90%
7 That whisky definitely needs water. But it lacks balance and charm. The alcohol is not mastered.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park Earl Magnus Edition 1
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.60%
8 A refreshing and enticing dram. Charming. an easy-going complexity. Water gives it a lovely silky feel.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Highland Park Hjarta
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.10%
8 It is almost like they have put the usual 12 Years Old on steroids. Great stuff.

Highland Park Loki
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.70%
8 An oaky character, slightly dour at first but opening on fruit and toffee. Be light when adding water.

Highland Park Single Cask Bottle for Park Avenue Liquors 1980
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.00%
8 Very satisfying flavours.

Highland Park St Magnus
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.00%
8 HP is on fire at the moment.

Lombard Highland Park 1989
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 Very slow, long, flavour development. Gets up to speed at the very end.

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MacPhail's Collection Highland Park 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 More robust and less sophisticated than the distillery bottlings.

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