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1990 VINTAGE RELEASE

ABV : 44.9%

Volume : 700ml

This beautifully aged whisky opens with aromas of ripe orchard pears, bittersweet grapefruit, delicate geranium and sweet violet, wrapped in a cloud of delicate peat smoke. Enticing notes of pink grapefruit and sweet mandarin orange follow, elegantly balanced by creamy vanilla, crushed coconut and a suggestion of warm nutmeg. Intensely fruity at the finish, hints of freshly-cut wood and heathery peat smoke linger. 

To create our Vintage Series, Gordon Motion, our Master Whisky Maker, personally selects a small quantity of casks that display outstanding character and flavour. By expertly marrying these casks together, he creates a single vintage release that exemplifies the unique and complex balance of flavours that is Highland Park’s trademark. 

For our Vintage 1990 Release, Gordon tipped 34 ex-bourbon casks, originally laid down in 1990, into first-fill sherry seasoned European and American oak hogsheads and refill hogsheads. After a further period of maturation, allowing the whisky to develop the distinctive colour and character driven by each different cask type, Gordon selected five exceptional casks – three European and one American oak hogshead, and one refill hogshead – marrying them together in August 2023 and allowing the whisky time to harmonise before bottling. 

We’ve been crafting our award-winning whisky at the Highland Park Distillery in Kirkwall, Orkney, since 1798. Age, experience and respect for tradition may define our whisky, but it’s Orkney that sets it apart.  

NATURAL CASK-DRIVEN COLOUR (NO ADDITIVES)

Rich russet, clear and bright

FLAVOURS

Ripe orchard pears | Bittersweet grapefruit | Delicate geranium and sweet violet | Mandarin orange | Creamy vanilla | Crushed coconut | Nutmeg | Heathery peat smoke 

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