Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 45.1%
A special edition Highland Park 18-year-old, bottled at the end of 2006 to celebrate the Lunar Nutation, a cycle of the moon that takes 18.6 years to complete and causes a nodding motion of the Earth's axis.
This Highland Park was aged, therefore, for a minimum of 18 and three-fifths years, uses a greater proportion of sherry casks and was bottled at the slightly higher than normal strength of 45.1%. With a label featuring Orkney's famous Ring of Brodgar, a prehistoric astronomical observatory, Highland Park's Lunar Bottling was a limited edition of just 500 bottles, but as that was back in 2006/7 there should be another one along soon - the next Lunar Nutation is occurring in 2023/4.
The Lunar Bottling