September Scotch: The Orkney Island’s Highland Park

From a new 50-year-old spirit to refreshed design language, a whisky brand like no other

If you’re a whisky drinker, chances are you’ve tried Highland Park 12—or you’ve seen it. Despite its origins on the remote Orkney Islands, off the northeastern coast of Scotland, the whisky has made its way around the world and back again. It’s also picked up quite a dedicated following along the way. All of this can be attributed several things, but most important on the list …

September Scotch: The Antique Blend-Inspired Shackleton Whisky

A brand new Highland blended malt Scotch referencing a legendary discovery

In 2007, one of the more significant discoveries was made in the world of whisky. While restoring Sir Ernest Shackleton’s hut in Antarctica (used during his 1907-09 “Nimrod” Expedition, when he went further than anyone had ever before but was 97.5 nautical miles short of the South Pole), workers stumbled upon three cases—holding roughly 11 bottles—of Scotch frozen in permafrost. Specifically, it was labeled “Rare …

September Scotch: The Maritime Malt Old Pulteney

Wick, Scotland's award-winning Highland single malts, found in a rather distinct bottle

Anyone who’s taken a sip of Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch can attest to the fact that it’s a memorable one. This includes everything from the gentle hints of salt in the liquid to grasping the peculiar bottle. The Old Pulteney distillery dates back to 1826 but there’s been plenty of tumult and advancement between then and now. This distillation and aging hub rests in …