Brand
Highland Park
Expression
1968
Whisky type
Single Malt
Range
Orcadian Vintage Series
Distillery
Highland Park Distillery
Origin
Island, Scotland
Year launched/bottled
2009
Limited edition
1,550 bottles
ABV.
44.60%
Source
Maxxium
In collection

Review by Highland Park

Colour

A delightfully rich, naturally golden hue with remarkable clarity and brightness.

Nose

Reminiscent of thick, opaque honey but with attractive notes of lemongrass, sandalwood and a variety of aromatic spices.

Palate

Delicious complexity; the citrus evident on the nose develops into dried orange peel. The aromatic spices are revealed as ginger, cloves and camphor.

Finish

A lasting impression of rich spiciness is the legacy of a single malt that is extremely long and surprisingly sweet.

Note

The second of the Orcadian Vintage series, 1968 Vintage was released in November 2009. Eight refill hogshead casks yielded 1,550 70cl bottles at a natural strength of 45.6% abv, each carefully chosen by Max McFarlane, Highland Park Whisky Maker. With its naturally golden hue, full-bodied flavour with hints of honey and lemongrass.

Source: Maxxium