Highland Park Tasting

A celebration of Viking heritage

A large and enthusiastic crowd gathered at Hadley's Hotel on Tuesday night to sample 6 expressions from legendary Scottish distillery Highland Park.

Spirits platform's Bridget Rogers and Gareth Jones crossed the Bass Straight with suitcases of discontinued whisky, fortuitously discovered gathering dust in the back of their warehouse. They educated us with an interesting presentation on the Orkney Islands, the people and Highland Park Whisky. 

The whiskies were all well received and as always it's very interesting to see how different all our palates are. The clear winner of the evening was the extinct "Dark Origins" with half the room selecting this as the best of the night. The 18-year-old followed in 2nd place with the limited release "Valkyrie" in 3rd.