What is Rebus30 10 Year Old?

It is an exclusive Highland Park 10 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of John Rebus, one of crime fiction’s best loved creations by author Ian Rankin.

Is this different to HP 10 Year Old?

No, the whisky is our award-winning 10 Year Old. However, it is currently only available in a handful of our international markets, not including the UK. It is therefore a brilliant opportunity to taste our 10 Year Old.

What is the flavour profile of the whisky?

Mature citrus fruits and creamy vanilla with a hint of peppery sauce.

What is the ABV?


Who created it?

Our 10 Year Old was created by Gordon Motion, our Master Whisky Maker.

How many bottles will be available?

A total of 10,000 bottles of Rebus30 10 Year Old will be available for sale.
Rebus30 10 Year Old – How To Buy

Where and when will it be available?

Rebus30 10 Year Old will only be available to buy direct from Highland Park online. This commemorative bottling will be released for sale in June 2017 at a specific date to be confirmed. In order to secure the opportunity to buy you will have to register interest in advance.

How do I register interest in buying a bottle?

Fans of Highland Park and Rebus will be able to register their interest in buying from 6th April. A newsletter giving details of the process will be dispatched to everyone who is part of our Inner Circle Tribe on that date. Following on from this, details of the registration process will also be communicated on both Highland Park’s and Ian Rankin’s social media channels. In order to qualify for the opportunity to purchase Rebus30 10 Year Old, all we ask is that you sign-up to join the Inner Circle, if you are not already a member. The registration period will be open until 9.00am UK time on 28th April. Should the number of people expressing an interest in buying the whisky exceeds the quantity of bottles available, a ballot will be run with individuals being selected at random.

I am a member of the Inner Circle but have not received the email about registering interest in purchasing Highland Park FIRE Edition.

If you have completed the sign-up process for Inner Circle prior to 9.00am on 5th April you should have received a newsletter with details of how to register. Please check to see if the email is in your SPAM box. If it is not, please contact us at [email protected] for assistance.

How will I know if I’m successful in registering my interest in purchasing?

After successfully registering for a chance to buy a bottle you will see an onscreen message and you will receive a confirmation email shortly after. If you have not received a confirmation email, please check your SPAM box. If the email is not in your SPAM box please contact us at [email protected] for assistance.

How will I know if I am successful in securing the opportunity to buy?

All customers who have successfully secured the chance to buy Rebus30 10 Year Old will receive an email with their own personal link to purchase. This will be sent out in June at a specific date to be confirmed. An update with more details will be sent in May to all those who have registered interest.

How much will it cost?

Rebus30 10 Year Old will be available at price of £30 for a 70cl bottle in the UK. For orders delivered to addresses outside the UK, the price will vary due to local sales taxes and duties. All orders will be subject to a delivery charge which will vary by country based on the standard rates applied for a tracked package applied by our delivery partner DHL.

Which countries can Rebus30 10 Year Old be delivered to?

We are able to offer delivery of Rebus30 10 Year Old to Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa, the UK and the Channel Islands. Unfortunately, for legal reasons we not able to offer delivery to other countries at this stage although we are continuing to work on a solution to this.

Do I have to be a resident of these countries to purchase?

This whisky can only be delivered to addresses within Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa, the UK and the Channel Islands. However you do not need to be a resident of these countries to purchase providing you can give a shipping address within one of them.

Why is Rebus30 10 Year Old not available for delivery to my country?

There are different legal issues that affect our ability to deliver whisky ordered online to addresses outside the UK. We are continuing to work on a solution that will allow us to deliver to a wider range of countries in the future.

Why is international delivery not available on other whiskies sold on the Highland Park online shop?

As only a limited quantity of Rebus30 10YO is being made available for people who sign-up to or are already members of our Inner Circle, the order process is being handled separately from our regular online shop. We are currently working on a solution that will allow us to deliver all of our whiskies to addresses outside the UK.

What extra charges might apply for delivery to my chosen country?

All alcohol products we sell are subject to UK alcohol tax. If we are exporting products to an address in the European Union (EU) prices are subject to the appropriate rate of VAT and alcohol tax depending on the delivery country.
For all deliveries outside of the EU, UK VAT will not be charged. However, your order will be subject to local sales taxes and duties upon arrival in your chosen country, which are levied at the time the package clears customs. All additional charges are the responsibility of the recipient. As customs policies vary widely from country to country, we have no control over these charges. Please contact your local customs office for further information.

Will it be possible to buy Rebus30 10 Year from the shop Highland Park Distillery?

No – it will only be available to purchase online to individuals who have registered their interest in advance. No stock will be held at the distillery so we are not able to offer collection of whisky ordered online from the shop.

Rebus30 10 Year Old – General Questions

I hear you are also producing special edition 30 Year Old – how can we get hold of a bottle and at what price?

We are producing only 30 Highland Park 30 year old Rebus Edition. These will be auctioned throughout the coming year for charities supported by Ian Rankin.


How is Highland Park getting involved?

Highland Park is hosting a couple of master classes on both Friday and Saturday at the Waldorf Astoria – The Caledonian Room, Edinburgh. It will be hosted by our very own Martin Markvardsen, our Senior Brand Ambassador. There will be unique opportunity to taste our special Rebus30 10 Year Old along with some of our other single malts.

Is this the first time you’ve worked with Ian Rankin?

Highland Park was involved with Ian Rankin ten years ago when Ian celebrated the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first ‘Inspector Rebus’ novel Knots and Crosses. At that time, Ian was invited to visit the distillery on Orkney where he chose a single cask. The whisky was bottled and auctioned to support Ian’s charities.


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