Highland Park 12 Year Old is a single malt Scotch Whisky and the core expression of the illustrious Highland Park range. Labelled - admittedly by themselves - as arguably the most respected single malt in the world, the makers at Highland Park are not too far off the mark. Noted Scottish Whisky writer, Michael Jackson, once touted Highland Park 12 Year Old as "the greatest all-rounder in the world of malt whisky."
When met with such universal appraisal, it is no wonder that the distillers haven't changed their methods, morals or exacting standards since the distillery was first forged in 1798. Highland Park's 12 Year Old must contribute something of the rich, full flavour and gentle smokey aftertaste to its origins in the Orkney Islands themselves; the rolling ocean, local peat and the pristine Orkney water results in a delightful dram highly sought after as a core component in respectable blends - notably that of The Famous Grouse.
Gold Medal - World Whisky Awards 2012
"Berry pastry tart and quite floral with biscuit.... a number of aspects are quite well balanced..banoffee pie, all spice and dried banana chips. A scumptious concoction of sweet toffees and ripe banana, honecomb, dry spices...a well balanced and confident dram. Perfectly pitched!" - World Whisky Awards 2012