Highland Park 21 Year Old November 2019 Release

Drawn from 9 first-fill European sherry seasoned oak hogsheads, 8 bourbon hogsheads, and 9 refill hogsheads, this 21YO single malt brings a rounded and unique palate.
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Released in November 2019, Highland Park 21 Year Old November 2019 was drawn from 9 first-fill European sherry seasoned oak hogsheads, 8 bourbon hogsheads, and 9 refill hogsheads. The result is a rounded and unique palate of warm spices and dried fruits balanced by the softer notes from the refill casks. Expect to find flavors of freshly cut pineapple, ripe mango, juicy pears, dried exotic fruit, sultanas as well as a hint of peat smoke. Bottled at 92 proof, this is a true single malt delicacy.

Situated in the Orkney archipelago in Northern Scotland, Highland Park Distillery was founded in 1798 by Magnus Eunson. The name of the distillery is derived not from the region of Scotland known as The Highlands — the Orkney islands are not a part of The Highlands — but rather from the region known as High Park, where the distillery was founded. Highland Park is an incredible longstanding whisky house, and they pride themselves on their rich Norse heritage, an essence which is reflected in their craft.

Today, over two centuries after its founding, Highland Park Distillery remains one of the few Scottish distilleries that continues to hand-turn, malt, and peat its own barley. "You have to be careful here on the malting floor," says Eric Tait, Highland Park's Maltman. "You find it can get a wee bit slippery underneath. I have to turn the malt every eight hours to prevent the roots getting tangled and to get it all aerated properly. The airing also helps it to grow. The malt will be on the floor for seven days, and I'm running five floors at the moment."

After malting the barley, Highland Park Distillery smokes it using peat sourced from Hobbister Moor, a peat bog located approximately seven miles from the distillery. Hobbister Moor peat is sourced from floral heather bushes, which burn hotter and cleaner than the grassy peats of Islay. Also, the peat sourced from Hobbister Moor has greater derivatives of carbohydrates and a lower concentration of lignin than peat from Islay, giving Highland Park's peat a unique chemical fingerprint.

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Proof 92 (46% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name Highland Park
Size 750mL
A rich nose of fresh mango and pear with a touch of peat smoke. The palate is well-rounded and unique with sweet exotic fruits, juicy pear, sultanas, and spices wonderfully balanced. The finish is slightly citrusy and smoky.
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