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Highland Park 1994-2009 - 15 Year Old - Earl Magnus - 1st Edition

LOT ID: 0823-765

End Date : Oct 18 2023 08:00 PM

Total Bids: 54   

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Highland Park 1994 - 2009. 15 Year Old. Earl Magnus First Edition. One of 5,976 bottles. 700ml. 52.6%. In wooden presentation box.




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Distillery:  Highland Park

Distillery Status:  Working

Bottler: Distillery Bottling

Region: Island

Distilled Year: 1994

Bottling Year: 2009

Age: 15

Bottles Produced: 5,976

Limited Edition: yes

Category: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Bottle Size: 70cl / 700ml

ABV: 52.6%

One of Scotland’s greatest distilleries, Highland Park on the Orkney archipelago has a long and storied history. The distillery in Kirkwall was founded in the 18th century by either David Robertson or Magnus Eunson, the latter of whom was a famous smuggler churchman who hid casks of his whisky from customs men by stashing them under his pulpit. Highland Park distillery has been owned by the Edrington Group since 1999 and is famed for its lightly smoky character from its own peated floor-maltings, which make up around 20% of the barley used for distillation.

Official bottlings of Highland Park began around the end of the 1970s, marking the beginning of a remarkable run of core bottlings, with the famous slope-shouldered 12-year-old and 18-year-old OBs from the 1980s now highly sought after at auction, as are the 1990s editions of the official 25-year-old. Independent bottlings of Highland Park are rare.

Distillery bottlings are, as the name suggests, bottled by or for the distillery from which the whisky has originated and are thus often referred to as Official Bottlings or OBs. Distillery bottlings are generally more desirable for collectors and usually fetch higher prices at auction than independent bottlings. They are officially-endorsed versions of the whisky from a particular distillery and are therefore considered the truest expression of the distillery’s character.

This ideal of the distillery character is regarded so seriously by the distilleries and brand owners that casks of whisky that are considered to vary too far from the archetype are frequently sold on to whisky brokers and independent bottlers. When this happens, it is often with the proviso that the distillery’s name is not allowed to be used when the cask is bottled for fear of diminishing or damaging the distillery’s character and status.


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Last Bids £185.00 18th October 2023 19:45