Authors' Series Highland Park 1996 George Sand
70cl 52.7% abv
Authors' Series Highland Park 1996 George Sand Description
Number 15 in the First Editions Authors' Series from family-run independent bottler Hunter Laing & Co, this single cask expression from Orkney's Highland Park was distilled in September 1996. Matured in refill hogshead HL14265 for 21 years before bottling in October 2017 at a natural cask strength of 52.7% abv. Only 230 bottles have been produced, each one presented in a stunning leather case emblazoned with gold lettering.A golden coloured whisky with bright notes of honey, heather and caramel on the nose. Beautifully warming on the palate with the Highland peat coming through, intermingling with more of those heather-honey notes. The balance of caramel, honey, vanilla and warming smoke continues into the long, satisfying finish.George Sand (1804-1876) was the pen name of Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, a French novelist and memoirist known for works such as Indiana, Valentine and Jacques. One of Sand's most famous lines is the oft-quoted "There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved."
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