The last expression of the Orcadian Vintages, the 1976 debuted in 2011. This single malt whisky was laid down to mature just THREE years before Highland Park released its first proprietary bottling.
The 1976 has been matured exclusively in American Oak casks, leading to the classic characteristics of vanilla, light and complex tropical fruits and the signature Orkney peat smoke. Bottled at 49.1% ABV., the 1976 Vintage is taken from a total of 13 casks, a mix of sherry butts and hogsheads, to create 893 bottles of a distinctly Highland Park whisky with a softer finish. This single malt is a unique insight into the lighter side of Highland Park. Subtle complexities offer a completely different drinking experience and deliver uncharacteristic coconut and almond notes.