A delicious, heavily Port-influenced Single Malt from Highland Park for the first time.
Highland Park is the most northerly distillery in Scotland on the island of Orkney. Legend has it that it was founded by Whisky smuggler Magnus Eunson in the late 1700s and that he used his position as a church officer to conceal Whisky beneath the church pulpit. Don’t assume that “Highland Park” means their Whisky is made in the Highland style. In character, their spirit is closer to a midpoint between Lowland and Islay Single Malts. Perhaps the most famous Whisky connoisseur of all time — journalist Michael Jackson — called Highland Park, “The greatest all-rounder in the world of Malt Whisky.”
Highland Park 15 Year Old Fire Edition completes a two-part special edition called “Fire and Ice.” It draws its inspiration from ancient Norse apocalyptic mythology. This — the Fire edition — is classic Highland Park Single Malt aged fifteen years exclusively in ex-Port casks. It’s the first time that Highland Park has used Port wood and it not only influences the flavor profile, but lends the Whisky a distinctive garnet under-hue that glistens fire-like in the glass. Additionally, the distillery commissioned special bright red glass decanters for the special edition that are simply striking. Like many other special edition Whiskies from Highland Park, production is strictly limited to 28,000 bottles.