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Thursday 26 March 2009

A Treasure Trove of Rare HP's!!

Seeing as we had whetted your appetites for all things Highland Park this last week, here's some more news to get your woolen knickers in a twist... Apparently after years of being consigned to the collectors wish list, the surprising discovery of a cash of rare 1977 Bicentenary Vintage bottlings from the Orkney distillery has taken place- in of all places Japan!!

The limited edition Bicentenary 1977 Vintage was originally launched in 1998 to celebrate the 200thanniversary of the Orkney distillery. As you could expect the bottles quickly sold out, leaving many collectors disappointed. Until now that is....

Jason Craig, Global Controller, Highland Park comments: “We were astounded to discover this rare stock in our previous distributor’s warehouses in Japan. This is a very special expression of Highland Park and one which we thought had sold out and been consumed long ago. The Japanese have long been recognised as discerning consumers and collectors of single malt whisky and, as a result, a significant proportion made the journey to Tokyo and beyond. We decided to repatriate the remaining Bicentenary 1977 Vintage bottles to celebrate its extended Japanese sabbatical and offer whisky lovers a rare opportunity to enjoy this incredible single malt again.”

Just 694 bottles of the Bicentenary 1977 Vintage will be available, the
21 year old single malt (40% abv) coming housed in a bespoke wooden presentation box embossed with intricate Japanese inspired design. It is available from the Highland Park distillery shop and online at, priced £250.

Although this is likely to sell out again in a heart beat, it's a pity that it couldn't be kept at the original retail price of £69.99...