In 1867, the RNLI established its station at Stromness, building a boathouse and slipway at the Point of Ness, to the south of the town, at a cost of £200. During the RNLI’s 150 years on Orkney, the station has saved hundreds of lives, often in daring and dramatic rescues.
Very fittingly, in the Viking Age, Stromness was called ‘Hamnavoe’ meaning ‘peaceful’ or ‘safe harbour’. To mark the bravery and dedicated service given to our island home by the RNLI, we released exactly 1,867 anniversary bottles in January 2018 – and, since the Severn class lifeboat stationed here is 55.9 feet long, we bottled this special edition of Highland Park at 55.9% ABV. For every bottle sold, we make a donation to local RNLI activities, here on Orkney.
I know one thing which never dies: the reputation of each dead man.
Poetic Edda, Hávamál, verse 77
Clear, bright burnished gold (average colour tint 24.0)
Lemon peel | Fresh tobacco leaves | Toasted oak | Vanilla | Hints of fresh ginger
£65 (original RSP – now sold out)