To celebrate the launch of our 2020 edition of Highland Park 50 Year Old at Albert Street on 24th April, we’ve also dusted down a selection of rare special and limited editions from the stockroom.
Many of these fantastic whiskies are no longer on general sale so this treasure trove of rarities is an exclusive offer, just for Highland Park fans in Orkney. Perfect as gifts, a momento or ‘must-have’ additions to your collection, here’s a line up of what will be available in Albert Street from 24th April…
Highland park 50 Year Old 2020 edition
The hero of the hour (and indeed the last 50 years) is our incredible 2020 edition of 50 Year Old. Beginning its long, slow maturation here in Orkney when the Beatles were taking the world by storm and Neil Armstrong was taking a giant leap for mankind, only 274 bottles – each hand-signed by Gordon Motion, our Master Whisky Maker – have been released through specialist retailers globally. We will have a very limited number available at Albert Street.
Orkneyinga Legacy 12 Year Old | 46% ABV | 700ml | £55.00
Just 5,000 bottles of this special edition were released in 2018 to support the Orkneyinga Saga Centre and their invaluable protection of Orphir’s historic monuments. Packed full of the flavours of rich fruitcake, orange zest and warm winter spices, this unique bottling of our classic 12 Year Old carries more than a hint of sweet floral honey in its aromatic peat smoke.
Stromness Lifeboat Anniversary | 55.9% ABV | 700ml | £65.00
To mark 150 years’ service by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution here in Orkney, we released 1,867 bottles of our Stromness Lifeboat Anniversary whisky back in January 2018, bottling it at 55.9% ABV in honour of the 55.9 foot long Severn-Class lifeboat stationed here. Befittingly bold and commanding in character, intensely balanced lemon zest, tobacco leaves, toasted oak, vanilla and sweet ginger abound.
Dolphins | 40% ABV | 700ml | £40.00
To celebrate the proud history of the Submarine Service – ‘The Dolphins’ –in Scotland, we were honoured to create this officially licensed whisky for sale in the bars and shops at The Royal Navy’s Faslane base, in 2018. Light but richly layered, exotic yet peaty, notes of vanilla, banana, lemon peel, toasted oak and white pepper are the result of a careful combination of refill, first fill and ex-bourbon casks.
58 Albert Street | 60.9% ABV | 700ml | £90.00
2019 signified a new chapter for Highland Park – the opening of our Albert Street store in the heart of Kirkwall. We released just 540 bottles of this very special single cask whisky to celebrate – spiced almonds and ripe gooseberries, dark chocolate, ginger and a soft layer of aromatic peat exemplify the intense balance and sweet-smoky character of our whisky.
Søren Solkær 26 Year Old | 40.5% ABV | 700ml | £499.00
Created in collaboration with world-renowned photographer, Søren Solkær, this 26 year old single malt boasts juicy raisins, cloves and cardamom mingling with our signature heathery peat smoke. Presented in a case inspired by the classic box camera and accompanied by a leather-bound book showcasing photographic work from Søren’s career to date, this whisky, like Søren’s imagery, speaks a thousand words.
Voyage of the Raven | 41.3% ABV | 700ml | £75.00
Matured in a high proportion of first-fill sherry seasoned oak casks, this dark and spicy whisky was inspired by our Viking ancestors’ thirst for exploration and released exclusively through Duty Free outlets in 2017. Hints of black cherries and dark chocolate, spicy ginger and tangy citrus fruit are swept on a wave of aromatic peat smoke.
Einar | 40% ABV | 1 litre | £55.00
Released in 2013 as part of The Warrior Series, exclusively available through Duty Free, Einar was predominantly matured in sherry seasoned American and European oak casks. Each release in the series demonstrated the significant impact of cask type on whisky flavour and Einar boats warm and intensely balanced notes of zesty dried orange peel, vanilla pods and rich peaty smoke.
Ingvar | 60.5% ABV | 700ml | £100.00
Created exclusively for Duty Free in Taiwan, Ingvar is also part of The Warrior Series. Bottled at cask strength, this whisky’s notes of freshly scraped vanilla pods and tangy citrus zest are fully amplified, as is its tingling smoky finish.
Brand Ambassador Box | £250.00
This amazing treasure chest tells the Highland Park story through 5cl bottles of 12 Year Old, 15 Year Old, 16 Year Old, 18 Year Old, 25 Year Old and 30 Year Old (in their old style packaging) with a wonderful selection of the natural elements that influence the flavour and character of our whisky, samples of barley and peat to dried heather and Spanish oak. A beautifully bound book, postcards of Orkney views and pebbles from the beach complete this stunning treasure chest.