Highland Park-50 year old

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Lot 153
Highland Park-50 year old

Sold for HK$ 248,000 (US$ 31,615) inc. premium
Highland Park-50 year old
Released September 2018. Directly from Distillery. Distilled and bottled by Highland Park Distillery, Kirkwall, Orkney Island
Bottle number 38 of 274. Engraved labelling. Level: into neck. 700ml. Single Malt., 42.5% volume.
1 crystal decanter

Footnotes

  • As part of the total package under the auction offer, this lot also includes an immersion trip to the very heart of Highland Park Distillery. The tour accommodates 2 guests who will be looked after on the ground by dedicated Highland Park colleagues on a 3-day visit program.

    此拍品同時包含一次高原騎士酒廠的體驗之旅,兩位貴賓將獲酒廠人員盛情款待三天,親身前往酒廠心臟地帶,深入了解酒廠的各個面貌。

    The whisky

    Max McFarlane, Highland Park Whisky Maker, said: "It's a great honour to be part of this whisky's journey and to put my name on its label.

    "We hand bottled this Highland Park 50 Year Old from just two sherry seasoned Spanish hogshead casks laid down in 1964, over half a century ago. We first discovered the casks in 2008, at the very back of warehouse number 7, and we were astonished by its incredible flavour.

    "But bringing two hogsheads of such extremely rare liquid off the island to be 'married' at our warehouse in Glasgow was not without its challenges. Justifiably nervous of the whisky's great rarity, we decided that the two casks simply couldn't be allowed to travel together. So, rather like members of the Royal family, each cask made its journey alone, one in September and one in October 2009. Briefly parted after nearly 50 years spent side by side, the two hogsheads were reunited - the whisky 'married' for a further eight years.

    When we brought these two 1964 hogsheads together, we also introduced a small amount of our original 50YO first released in 2010, a 1960 Vintage. It means there's a thread of continuity, a legacy within a legacy, in each of these 274 bottles."

    Intensely rich with an ABV of 42.5%, the whisky is clear and bright with a deep natural ruby colour. It's sweet at first with notes of ripe black cherries and Muscovado sugar giving way to dried autumn fruits and warm, toasted wood. The hint of cedar wood wraps around our signature light peat smoke, giving way to a long, lingering finish.


    The Packaging

    Our Highland Park 50 Year Old whisky is presented in the brand's new, highly embossed and decorative glass bottle which was designed by Scottish designer Andy Bowman. Speaking about his design Andy said: "My aim was to create a relevant and authentic story, told through glass that would allow people to engage with the Highland Park brand and uncover the many layers that make this whisky's story so fascinating and distinctive."

    A stunning oak box designed and individually handcrafted and prepared by Scottish master craftsman and designer John Galvin holds a highly polished crystal decanter, the perfect recipient for this elegant single malt and a brown leather book which provides an insight into the development of this exquisite 50 Year Old.


    威士忌
    高原騎士威士忌釀酒師麥克法蘭曾表示:「能參與這次威士忌之旅,並把我的名字放在酒標上,我深感榮幸。

    「兩個西班牙雪莉豬頭桶從半個世紀前的1964年就置放在酒庫,我們從中手工裝瓶了這2018版的高原騎士50年威士忌。我們第一次發現這兩桶酒是在2008年,在7號倉庫後方隱密之處,試嘗時,其味道使我們喜出望外。

    「把兩大桶如此珍貴的酒液從奧克尼島運送到我們在格拉斯哥的酒庫讓它們倆『結合』,不可掉以輕心。由於這天價威士忌十分珍稀,我們接受了船公司的建議,兩桶酒要分開運送。所以,它們就像皇室成員一樣,分別獨自上路,一桶在9月,一桶在10月。這兩桶酒經歷近50年的同居而短暫分別後,於2009年10月在格拉斯哥重聚,並於2010年1月『結合』,之後又回到兩個酒桶裏待了8年。

    當我們把這兩個1964年豬頭桶混合一起時,還加入少量更早的1960年陳釀,這1960年陳釀乃我們在2010年推出的第一款50年酒。這代表此274瓶酒中,每一瓶都一脈相承,珍品裏見珍品。」
    此酒精度為42.5%的威士忌極為豐厚,清澈明亮,呈天然紅寶石色。入口開始有點甜感,帶熟黑櫻桃和黑砂糖味,接着透出秋季乾燥水果和溫暖烤木的氣息。雪松木香包裹着我們標誌的清淡泥煤煙,收結悠長,餘韻不絕。

    包裝
    高原騎士50年威士忌盛載於品牌全新的浮雕玻璃瓶內,該瓶由蘇格蘭設計師安迪‧鮑曼設計。安迪談到他的設計時表示:「我的目標是創造一個有關聯的真實故事,通過瓶子讓人們能接觸到高原騎士的品牌,並發現其中的豐富內涵,明白這威士忌如此引人入勝、與眾不同的原因。」

    由蘇格蘭工藝大師約翰•加爾文親自設計及親手製作的橡木盒令人嘆為觀止,其中還放置了一個極為優雅的水晶瓶,是此優美陳釀的完美盛器,另外還有一本棕色皮革書,裏面記述了這瓶非凡50年美酒的故事。
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