Highland Park 8 year old
Highland Park 8 year old 5cl is a single malt Scotch whisky bottled by Gordon and Macphail, Independent bottler based in Elgin , Scotland. It offers sweet and fruity flavours with hints of peach and mango. The palate has superbly rich mulled fruit flavours with a delicate touch of smokiness and black pepper. This whisky comes in a 35cl bottle which make is an ideal gift.
Highland Park Distillery
Highland Park distillery was founded in 1798 however it received its license in 1826. It remained a family owned distillery until 1840 when ownership of the distillery was transferred to the youngest member of the family who happened to be a priest. The distillery's production capacity was expanded in 1898 to 4 stills and it has remained with 4 stills until now. In 1937 the distillery was acquired by a consortium composed by the Edrington Group and W. Grant and sons (owners of Glenfiddich). These days the distillery enjoys a strong position in the international whisky market. Apart from its usage of hard water in the brewing process, the peat used by this distillery has a rather high content of heather. This imparts a slightly perfumed note to the whisky.
Gordon and Macphail
Founded in Elgin in 1895 as a 'family grocers, tea, wine and spirits merchants'. Today the company is still family managed and has a legendary status among independent bottlers. It could even be said that Gordon and Macphail started the independent bottlings trade in the mid 1960s. When they released casks of single malt whisky from various distilleries, many of those distilleries didn't even have an official single malt release. Gordon and Macphail has its very own whisky distillery: Benromach in Forres, Morayshire.