In October of 1973 at the Highland Park distillery, two sherry casks were filled with new make spirit and laid to rest for almost 28 years.
On the 22nd February 2001 both casks were sent for bottling. This is the result of cask 11151; a smoky bouquet, notes of sultanas and a thick velvety texture making it invariably different from its sibling, cask 11167.
One of just 500 bottles and complete with original presentation box, this Orkney rarity was awarded an excellent 90 point haul from the WhiskyFun critics.
The big question remains though... Why are the two casks so dramatically different when housed in the same conditions and just feet apart? Spooky!