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HIGHLAND PARK 12 ans 1998
Single Malt, Scotland / Highlands-orkney, 70cl, Ref: 14936A
- Type / Subtype : Whisky / Single Malt
- Brand / Distillery : Highland Park
- Country / Region : Scotland / Highlands-orkney
- Merchant : Douglas Laing
- Line : Old Malt Cask
- Bottling :
- Dilution : Not chill-filtered
- Strength :
- Volume : 70cl
- Vintage : 1998 Vintage
- Age : 12 Yo
- Peated : Slightly Peated
- Gift box : Case
- SKU : 14936A
- Appearance : or.
- Nose : séduisant. Subtil mélange de poire et d’anis. Empreint de fraîcheur. Il s’ouvre sur le bâton de réglisse et une fi ne note de cendre.
- Palate : très beau fumé sur la réglisse et le feu de cheminée, rapidement suivi par une note de bondon acidulé. Nectar de poire.
- Overall : soyeuse, persistante. Tout en fumé, légère amertume.
- The brand
Highland Park owes its special character to two elements that are essential to the production of whisky: people and peat. The latter, used for the barley it malts on site, comes directly from its own peat bogs, which are composed almost exclusively of Calluna heather and its roots. When it comes to people, Highland Park is so proud of its roots that it was the last distillery, a century ago, to still use endemic Scottish barley for the production of its whisky. It even experimented with maturation in Scottish oak casks. Luckily that experiment was abandoned when they proved to be too resinous. Find out more
Established in Glasgow in 1948 by Fred Douglas Laing, the Douglas Lang company has, in recent years, made numerous changes to its structure. Fred Laing’s movement to the head of the company has contributed towards the business’s sound reputation. Known throughout the industry for the quality and variety of its cask selection (Douglas Laing still has casks from the most prestigious distilleries: Glenfarclas, Talisker, Ardbeg, etc.), the company has expanded its already rich range that includes historic selections such as Double Barrel, Premier Barrel and Director’s Cut, with two new collections guaranteed to please connoisseurs: Single Minded and Old Particular.
Launched in 1998, the Old Malt Cask range, consisting of 50 casks, was bottled to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this family-run business. Today more than a hundred releases are permanently available. Most of these are single casks that have been bottled without colouring or filtering and contain 50% ABV; they are considered to be the ‘golden strength’ by purists. In addition to the traditional releases at 50% ABV, there are some cask strength bottlings, created especially for La Maison du Whisky.