FIRST FILL OLOROSO SHERRY CASK OF HIGHLAND PARK 1992
Cask Number 1267/1992, distilled on 5 March 1992, bulk 143.72 litres, 48.9 abv, 70.35 RLA, date of regauging 31.07.2019, originally filled into a refill Hogshead, reracked into First Fill Oloroso Cask on 01.06.2017, at the time of gauging this cask yields circa 205 bottles
LYING AT WHISKYBROKER LTD, SCOTLAND Offered In Bond only
Occasionally casks of "Orkney Single Malt" are sold on the secondary market with little indication which Orcadian distillery is responsible for its distillate. It is very rare to see a Highland Park cask that proudly bears the distillery name.
Appearance: Deep Amber
This is a vibrant whisky! A whisper of smoke is enveloped by ripe, dark berries, caramel, dried apricot and figs. Roses orange cream, candied ginger and something richly sweet yet savoury, perhaps roast venison with blackcurrant jus and paired with wine. Oaked Red wine... Mulled wine... Ginger wine! And then something more rugged raises its head. Industrial metals and whispers of peat, intertwined with cumin and Christmas Spice. Amazingly complex.
In the mouth lightly peated cereals and dried fruits dominate initially, but this is one to savour and contemplate on. As the whisky goes down, the long finish provides stewed raisins, burned rhubarb crumble, cigar box and linseed oil all finished with lingering smoke. A perfect winter dram.