Editor’s Note: With a large number of individuals now spending more time at home because of the coronavirus outbreak, one needs a range of activities to pass the days. Part of this can be learning more about the whisk(e)y lifestyle through online video. It is with this in mind we bring you the Stuck At Home Whisk(e)y Video Watchlist, an ongoing curated video list chosen from sources such as YouTube. So pull up a chair and a dram and we hope you enjoy.
Today’s Video: Highland Park Whisky Distillery
“Highland Park Distillery is a single malt whisky distillery located in Kirkwall, the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands, situated north of mainland Scotland. The distillery was founded in 1798 by Magnus Eunson, a direct descendant of the Vikings, who set up an illicit still in a bothy at High Park, where the name Highland Park is derived, and became the site of today’s distillery.
Uniquely, Highland Park uses 5 keystones in the production of its single malts: Aromatic Peat from Hobbister Moor; Hand Turned Floor Maltings; Sherry Oak Casks; Cool Maturation; and Cask Harmonisation. The Highland Park range is extensive including: 10 Year Old; 12 Year Old; 18 Year Old; 25 Year Old; 30 Year Old; 40 Year Old; and 50 year old, the oldest and most prestigious release.
Highland Park also produces special releases and limited editions in its Heroes range with whisky names recognising Orkney’s viking past such as: Magnus; Viking Tribe; Dragon Legend; Valkyrie; Valknut; Voyage of the Raven; Sigurd; Ragnvald; and Thorfinn. Highland Park connoisseurs will also be attracted to the Orcadian Vintage Series with editions dating from 1964 to 1976.
This video is an introduction to Highland Park and features the unique production methods of Highland Park with stunning Orkney Island landscapes with a Celtic musical background, and a traditional Orcadian voice over.”
Nino Kilgore-Marchetti is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Whiskey Wash, an award winning whiskey lifestyle website dedicated to informing and entertaining consumers about whisk(e)y on a global level. As a whisk(e)y journalist, expert and judge he has written about the subject extensively, been interviewed in various media outlets and...