Highland Park founder Magnus Eunson was a minor church official by day and a smuggler night. He would smuggle whisky into Kirkwall and keep in his bothy on High Park, where the Highland Park distillery now stands. Inspired by Eunson’s Higland Park have released a new whisky that is a dark expression fitting in with the distillery’s origins.
Made by using 80% first fill sherry casks – 60% of which are European oak and 20% American Oak – and then 20% refill sherry casks, giving this whisky an undoubtedly darker and richer flavour. The 12 year old single malt is a superb addition to the Highland Park core expressions that delights and fills you with mischievous appreciation. If Magnus Eunson can smuggle whisky, we want to smuggle this wherever we go.
Nose: Sherry, spice, toasted hazelnut and apple
Palate: Well-balanced, dry peat at first mellowing out to dark chocolate and cherry
Finish: Signature sweet smoke
Purchase Highland Park Dark Origins at specialist whisky retailers or www.higlandpark.co.uk – RRP £65