Highland Park's noble Peats are cut by hand from Hobbister Moor, only seven miles from the Distillery. Over nine thousand years old and nearly four metres deep, it’s composed of layer upon layer of densely compacted vegetation, the DNA of Orkney. Under constant onslaught by ferocious winds, no trees survive on the island’s exposed and barren moor, Orkney Peat is woodless, a unique mix that's cut in April, dried naturally over summer and burned in our ancient kilns, where its heathery aromatic smoke infuses the malting barley.
Rich golden hues. Aromatic nose, smokiness and malt with a hint of camphor. Rich palate, initially sweet, layered, evolving into a dry smokiness, resolving on a rich, long medium sweet, medium drying finish.