Category Archives: Highland Park

An Orkney Distillery 21, 1998-2020, Hogshead 10, 52.6% – Archives

This secret Highland Park at a very decent age was bottled last year by the guys at Whiskybase. I even drove there to pick it up, if I recall correctly, which also happened to be the first time I ever … Continue reading

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Secret Orkney 20yo, 1999-2020, Hogshead, 52.7% – Boogieman Import

Yes, this is Highland Park. They all are. This bottling was released some two or three months ago by Stefan van der Boog (BOOGieman), from Passie voor Whisky. And as I do when new and sort-of affordably Highland Parks are … Continue reading

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Orkney Island 2005-2020, 14yo, 59.7% – Berry Bros & Rudd for Whiskybase

Of course this is Highland Park. All of the ‘undisclosed’ Orkney whiskies are Highland Park. This one was released sometime during the end of last year and I scored a bottle for bottle-sharing. I ended up with some 10cl for … Continue reading

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Whiskykoning’s “Autumn Tasting”

For every season there is a tasting at De Whiskykoning. Of course, in 2020 those couldn’t happen. However, Rob (the owner) decided to sell packs of samples with a description, and make youtube movies for the tasting. Of course, I … Continue reading

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Watt Whisky, the second wave

I’ve not really kept track of it, but as far as I am aware, the following five whiskies were the second batch of bottlings that were made available recently. An easy check of their website says the following whiskies are … Continue reading

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Secret Orkney 1999-2019, 51.9% – Michiel Wigman

Michiel planned to do another two releases this year, and right after he emailed the participants that he couldn’t find casks of a high enough quality, these two popped up, so here they are. Or at least, here’s one of … Continue reading

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Highland Park Viking Scars, 10yo, 40%

I seriously cannot remember when I last bought a modern 40% whisky. Also, I cannot remember when I bought anything this regularly available. However, Serge’s 90 point review got me intrigued, and I was lucky enough to score a sample … Continue reading

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Two Highland Park from 2002

Recently, Highland Park have started to be a lot more prolific in private cask releases. There’s still a slew of ‘Undisclosed Orkney’ going around, but I’m 99% sure that that is all Highland Park too, just without the official label … Continue reading

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Highland Park 15, 2003-2019, 58.2% – Wu Dram Clan

So, Highland Park seems to have found their spot with single cask releases! A few years ago everybody was releasing ‘an Orkney whisky’, and now we’re getting Official Bottlings for chains of stores, single stores, clubs, whisky bars and whatnot. … Continue reading

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Orkney 18yo, 54.6% – The Whisky Exchange’s Black Friday

Yet another embargoed sample, which is something The Whisky Exchange loves to do. It works. I get all giddy when it comes in, and they get a lot of press on the day the whisky actually comes out. This entire … Continue reading

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