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Highland park presents its 1970 vintage

Highland Park has launched the third bottling – a 1970 Vintage – from the distillery’s Orcadian Vintage Series.
Matthew Turner, global controller of Highland Park says: “Following the success of the 1968 and 1964 Vintages, up to 10 exclusive limited editions will be released over the next four years.

Specifically chosen by Max McFarlane, the whisky has been created from seven casks which were laid down with new make spirit in 1970. All were refill casks comprising both butts and hogsheads, producing a total of just 1,800 bottles at natural cask strength of 48% abv.

The liquid is bottled in a unique jet back glass adorned with a specially crafted silver embossed Pictish knot which circles the necker and banding. The distinctive pewter ‘H’ amulette completes the design.

The 1970 Vintage is presented in a naturally coloured oak wooden box finished to high specification cabinet quality. The box illustration celebrates Orkney’s Scandinavian heritage, inspired specifically by a carving in the Ringerike style on an 11th century tomb. The illustration is a combat motif featuring a dragon-like creature which is shown seizing a lesser beast.

1 August 2010 - Felicity Murray