2022 Advent Calendar – Day 14

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Highland Park distillery is the second-northernmost single malt distillery in Scotland located on the island of Orkney. When you sip on a Highland Park, you know you are sipping on a Highland Park. This is one of those distilleries that can easily be distinguished, whether it be as a single malt or as when used in a blend (Hello Compass Box Vellichor!). But this is about another amazing single cask selected specifically for Munich airport. Aged for 12 years in a first fill European Oak Sherry Hogshead imparts notes of prunes, plums, dates with a little bit of blue cheese saltiness. Highland Park is unique as in it uses local peat rather than Islay peat.

How did I get this bottle? I have a love for Munich. Outside of the U.S and India, it is the most visited place for me. A friend of mine, Rhéa called me at 11 pm on my birthday while passing through Munich. Being my birthday, I was probably not in the right mindset, but was asked to choose a few whiskies to bring back. Finding an extremely reasonably priced single cask Highland Park, at cask strength was a no-brainer. So thank you Rhéa for bringing this back from Munich.

Country: Scotland
Region: Orkney
Alc/vol: 65.1%
Number of Bottles released: 335

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