One more Anniversary whisky from the guys at Abbey Whisky, after yesterday’s lovely 10 year old Glenrothes Single cask. This time we’re off to the Isle of Orkney , where there are currently two operating distilleries (Scapa, and Highland Park), and this one’s certainly not Scapa… 😉 Not many details, but Abbey Whisky reveals a few:
The third release in our series of special 10th Anniversary drams shall remain ‘Anonymous’. What we can reveal, is that this stunner of a dram, released under our Rare Casks Anon. is a A peated malt, distilled in 1999 at a famous distillery on the Isle of Orkney and matured for 17 years in a refill sherry butt. Bottled a day before it’s 18th birthday, it’s certainly come of age, the perfect marriage of peat and sherry!
So a 17 year old Highland Park, refill sherry can’t be bad, can it?
Anon. Batch #2, 17 yo , 53.8% abv , £89.50 (Abbey Whisky)
This is not a heavily sherried HP, but rather a nice complex whisky, with quite a lot of smoke / soot / peat, and a nice interplay between sweet / salty / fruity notes. Very well made, and deserves your time. It takes patience to reveal all of its hidden and masked treasures, but it’s well worth it. Very Very good stuff, again. A good pick of cask. Well worth the money in this case , methinks (under 90 quid).