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Highland Park The Light 17 Year Old 70cl / 52.9%
27 August 2019
A bottle of Highland Park The Light, inspired by the changing seasons on the island on Orkney, this release follows The Dark from 2017. This 17 Year Old expression was matured in refill American oak casks and bottled at cask strength. The bottle is decorated with a serpent dragon and runes from Norse mythology.
This is one of 28000 bottles.
Donated by Martin Markvardsen and the Highland Park team.
The history of Highland Park distillery is shrouded in mystery, with even the identity of its founder being disputed. It was built on the remote island of Orkney in 1798, either by farmer David Robertson, or priest turned whisky smuggler Magnus Eunson. The first single malts were released in the 1970s, and the distillery has become known for its use of Orcadian peat to dry the barley (lighter than mainland or Islay peat), and sherry casks for maturation. Recent years have seen Highland Park pay homage to its island heritage, with releases named after local landmarks and Norse gods.
Please see images for fill level and label condition.
Note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing. Older bottles often contain small amounts of sediment.
This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.