New Highland Park “Vintage Editions”for Global Travel RetailFebruary 19th, 2010
They will initially consist of four different vintages: 1998, 1994, 1990, and 1973. Prices range from €46 for the 1998 vintage, to €750 for the 1973 vintage.
I received small samples of the three vintages in the 1990s. And yes, the press release was stained because two of the three samples leaked. I’m not sure if I have enough in the bottle to do a formal review (I’m getting replacements), but I wanted to let you know about them.
According to the release: “The differences between the expressions lie in the extent to which first-fill or refill European and American oak casks have been used; as always, maturation completely influences the color and complexity of each whisky. The 1998 and the 1990 Vintages emphasise the smokier notes, while the 1994 and 1973 highlight the sweeter characteristics.”