Aromatic, full-bodied and deliciously sweet, just 290 bottles of our 1964 vintage – the product of two casks – were released in 2009.
In 1964, two refill hogshead casks (numbers 8737 and 8738) began their long and even-paced maturation in Orkney, sheltered from extremes of hot and cold by our unusually temperate island climate. Hand selected for their exceptional character by our longest standing Whisky Maker, Max McFarlane, these two casks were tipped and bottled in 2009, yielding just 290 bottles of a mature Highland Park, aged for 45 years and brimming with sweet spiciness and complex layers of flavour.
The oldest and rarest expression in our Orcadian Vintage Series, 1964 began its leisurely maturation in the same year that Japan’s ‘bullet train’ made its first high speed run between Tokyo and Osaka, just in time for the Tokyo Olympics.
Each expression in the Orcadian Vintage Series is presented in an exquisite wooden box which features marquetry inspired by the intricate wood carvings at the Urnes Stave Church in Norway and the Highland Park amulet, hand-crafted in silver.
Rich russet, clear and bright
Toffee | Dried strawberries | Gingerbread | Crushed black pepper | Crème brûlée | Cinnamon bark | Toasted vanilla pods | Aromatic peat smoke
700ml (or 750ml depending on country)
£4,850 original RSP (now sold out)