This is an independently bottled single malt, single cask whisky from the fantastic Highland Park distillery. It was distilled in Orkney in September 1996 before it was matured for 21 years in a single refill hogshead until the cask was cracked open and drained in June 2018 by Douglas Laing for its XOP range. Only 271 were bottles produced.
Immediately charred wood on the nose developing to burnt buttered toast and citrus zest.
The palate shows a slight earthiness with candied orange and warming spice (cinnamon)
Finish lingers beautifully with salted caramel, rock pools and home baking.