There are few things more satisfying than a good drink. Thankfully, our options for imbibing continue to expand, and with Highland Park’s latest uncorking, we may have hit the mother lode. Their 1964 and 1968 examples of the Orcadian Vintage Series are art forms in virtually every way. The ’64, which is described by master whisky maker Max MacFarlane as “pleasure in a glass” is extremely rare; the liquid was created from two hogshead casks and will yield only 290 bottles, retailing at £3750. The 1968, priced at a much more affordable £2250, is anticipated to yield a mere 1550 bottles, some of which will actually be allowed to leave Scotland. Such a divine spirit, of course, must be presented as such, but fear not; the vessel chosen to hold the whisky is a jet back glass bottle that features flashes of silver foil, embossed Pictish knot work design on necker and banding and the distinct pewter ‘H’ adorned to the front of the bottle. Read up on Highland Park’s press release for additional information on the colour, nose, palate, and finish.