2012

Geplaatst 30 jan. 2012 08:05 door Single Malt Waasland   [ 28 apr. 2015 11:18 bijgewerkt door Lucien Van Damme ]
Onze nieuwste telg is ineens onze eerste clubbotteling gekozen als groep op een tasting. Ondanks het feit dat het een nipte overwinning was is toch iedereen opgetogen met de keuze.

Dit jaar komt onze keuze uit de grootste distilleerderij op Orkney.


Een klein beetje info over de distilleerderij:

Highland Park, one of only 2 distilleries in the Orkney Isles, is the world's most northerly distillery. It was founded in 1798 by Magnus Euson. Until it was licensed in 1825 it's production was illicit and Euson was assisted in evading the excisemen by a kinsman who was a Kirk elder and hid the contraband under the pulpit. By the 1880s Highland Park had an established reputation and at one time both the King of Denmark and the Emperor of Russia declared it to be the finest whisky they had ever tasted.

Highland Park has been described as the greatest all-rounder in the world of malt whisky. Its product retains much that is traditional, even original. It has its own floor maltings and peat beds and two traditional peat-fired kilns. Many believe the unique character of Highland Park comes from the local peat beds which have absorbed the salt spray of centuries and which impart a rooty, heathery quality to the whisky. Only a carefully measured amount is used to fire the kiln for each malting. Oak casks are then used for the maturation process. As a single malt, Highland Park matures superbly. In blends, it is said to be a catalyst, bringing to great flavours of the other contributing malts.

Voor meer informatie verwijzen wij u graag naar de officiële website

Ons vaatje komt uit de voorraad van een onafhankelijke bottelaar en wordt geïmporteerd via Whisky Import Belux



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