Rich, vibrant and beautifully balanced, our 1971 vintage was bottled in 2011, yielding just 657 bottles of Highland Park, matured for 40 years.
The product of seventeen refill casks, carefully hand selected by Max McFarlane, our longest standing Whisky Maker, for their exceptional character, our 1971 vintage reveals layers of rich and complex flavour. This whisky offers a smooth, long and lingering finish that’s both deliciously sweet and spicy with a rich plum aftertaste.
Beginning its long maturation in the same year that NASA launched the Apollo 15 mission to the moon, the 657 bottles ultimately released in 2011 reflect 40 years of quiet maturation in our island warehouses and the distinctive floral aromas that come Orkney’s uniquely aromatic heather peat.
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.
Cherry and almond cake| Juicy raisins | Hints of black tea | Soft caramel | Chocolate coated marzipan | Mango | Cloves | Aromatic peat smoke
700ml (or 750ml depending on country)