Lots by The Highland Park at Sotheby's
278LotHIGHLAND PARK SAMAROLI 30TH EDITION 30 YEAR OLD 40.0 ABV 1968The Highland Parkhighland park samaroli 30th edition 30 year old 40.0 abv 196824 October 2019 | Sale Price 8,470 GBPEstimate 3,800 – 5,000 GBP24 October 2019 | Sale Price 8,470 GBPThe Ultimate Whisky Collection24 October 2019 | 10:00 AM BST | London
276LotHIGHLAND PARK ORCADIAN VINTAGE 42.2 ABV 1964The Highland Parkhighland park orcadian vintage 42.2 abv 196424 October 2019 | Sale Price 4,235 GBPEstimate 3,000 – 3,800 GBP24 October 2019 | Sale Price 4,235 GBPThe Ultimate Whisky Collection24 October 2019 | 10:00 AM BST | London
274LotHIGHLAND PARK ORCADIAN VINTAGE 45.6 ABV 1968The Highland Parkhighland park orcadian vintage 45.6 abv 196824 October 2019 | Sale Price 2,904 GBPEstimate 2,600 – 3,500 GBP24 October 2019 | Sale Price 2,904 GBPThe Ultimate Whisky Collection24 October 2019 | 10:00 AM BST | London
About The Highland Park
With a history dating back to the late 18th Century, Highland Park is the world’s northernmost distillery. Established on the Orkney Islands, far from the reach of tax collectors on the Scottish mainland, Highland Park was ironically handed over from founder David Robertson to Excise officer John Robertson in 1816. Highland Park has always been an outward looking distillery, with early export routes established to Norway to its East and beyond that to India by the end of the 1800s. It is now heralded as one of the globe’s favourite Scotch Whisky producers. Much like its Ileach peers in the Hebrides, peat is also a vital ingredient for Highland Park’s malting. When cutting or “winning” peat, bogs up to 10,000 years old are cut to a depth of two metres. In Islay these peats are separated out into three parts: top, second and third, the top level with the loosest soil being used for kilning. In Orkney, these layers are more creatively referred to as “Fog”, “Yarpie” and “Moss”, Fog being the contributing element of Highland Park’s signature smoke.