Highland Park 40 year old, Isle of Orkney Single Malt Whisky (750ml)

SKU #1043312

Initially released in 2008, Highland Park 40 was named Best New Release of the Year at the World Whisky Awards 2009. 40 year exemplifies the Orcadian commitment to quality and craftsmanship. Using primarily refill casks, the 40 year shows perfect balance and impeccable depth without going over the edge into the oaky abyss that is so common with these super old bottling. Creating a whisky of this quality and age requires incredible planning, extreme and meticulous barrel management, and a devotion to quality matched by few. Primarily it is Highland Park's top quality wood program that creates a full term spirit of such quality. The distillery was also using peatier malt 40 years ago, so this shows the historic character of the old Highland malts. You can certainly get 40 year old Single Malt for less, you'll be hard pressed to find finer quality at any price. Be one of the few to own this special bottle. Nose:Spicy and aromatic with a background of rich dark fruits, Nutmeg, cinnamon, lemon zest and darkest chocolate. The use of refill casks, allows, Highland Park's trademark smoke to be retained, even after 40 years in wood Palate:Beautiful balance of sweet toffee notes, dark chocolate, black cherries, honey, sun dried orange zest and aromatic heather peat smokiness Finish: Rich, long, elegant, smoky and surprisingly sweet. Lingers forever...

Price: $4,999.99

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