Producer’s tasting notes
Caramelised pear | Nutmeg | Vanilla | Peat | Cedar wood | Oak | Light smoke
Highland Park ‘The Light’ 17 Year Old Single Malt Whisky. 700ml 52.9%
Part of the 2 bottle Light and Dark series that yielded 28,000 bottles
Region: Islands (Orkney)
Cask type: Re-fill American Oak
Bottler: Highland Park
Release Date: October 2018
Highland Park’s THE LIGHT is the follow up to 2017’s THE DARK and is a special release of 28,000 bottles celebrating spring and summer in Orkney.
Presented in a stunning hard-wood, robust box and beautifully embossed green glass bottle, the serpent dragon design takes its inspiration from the great Norse sagas and embraces both the high sun of the summer solstice and the low sun of the winter solstice – the polar opposites of Orkney’s seasons – while the runic writing reflects the ancient carvings of the Viking ancestors which can still be seen today on Orkney.
It’s a fresh and crisp take on the signature Highland Park flavours, swapping out the more traditional sherry casks for refill American oak casks, focusing on vanilla, soft spice and pear.