Highland Park Shiel Part 2 Scotch Whisky, 70cl, 48.1% ABV
Since its introduction as a single malt in the late 1970s, the distillery has been awarded many plaudits, not least of which came from the late, great whisky writer Michael Jackson, who called it “the greatest all rounder in the world of whisky”. It's characteristic style coming from the use of Sherry casks, along with an often cited heathery sweetness imparted to the spirit by way of the distinct Orcadian peat used during the malting process.
The Shiel is part two in the Keystone Series (a range of limited releases, only available online to members of Highland Park's Inner Circle). This release is named after the traditional wooden malting shovels, used to turn the barley on the malting floor.