Spicy, honeycomb, a wash of gentle peat smoke, long lasting.
Highland Park is made today with the same enduring belief and integrity, to the same exacting standards, as it has been since 1798. The established attitude at Highland Park is one of custodianship rather than management, of tradition rather than novelty.
In 1468 the Orkney island were given to the Scottish people, but the Viking legacy is still part of life on Orkney today.
Highland Park is one of only a handful of distilleries that still retains a traditional malting floor, turning each batch of malt by hand.
To malt the barley, they steep it in the mineral rich water from the Crantit spring.
One of the fundamental flavours in Highland Park single malt whisky is the delicate, sweet, aromatic peat smoke, which has enhanced its unique character since 1798.
The Orkney Islands have an abundance of this sweet, heathery peat, which is around 4,000 years old and is carefully selected from Hobbister Moor.
Orkney is blessed with a wonderfully temperate climate. This is perfect for a long, cool maturation in traditional warehouses, delivering a distinctly Orcadian personality, with a smooth character and lingering, delicate smokiness.