Highland Park unveils smokier cask strength whisky

Orkney-based Highland Park has added a third bottling to its Cask Strength series – the smokiest single malt in the range to date.

Highland Park Cask Strength Release No.3 was made with a higher amount of Orkney peated malt, resulting in the smokier profile. The whisky was mostly aged in first-fill Sherry-seasoned American and European oak casks, in addition to a small amount of refill casks. Bottled at 64.1% ABV, Highland Park Cask Strength Release No.3 will retail for RRP £65 per bottle (US$99.99 in the US). It is available now from specialist whisky retailers including The Whisky Exchange, Master of Malt, and The Whisky Shop. Gordon Motion, the brand's master whisky maker, commented: “With cask strength, you are at a great place to start exploring the taste that best suits your palate by adding water, ice or your preferred serve. It’s your whisky and should be enjoyed your way. “For me, a cask strength whisky really celebrates that balance between old and new, and I look forward to seeing how consumers enjoy the new whisky.” Tasting notes for the new release include honey-glazed lemons, aniseed, ripe mango, heather honey, whipped vanilla cream, pink grapefruit zest, sponge cake and smouldering peat smoke. Highland Park owner Edrington reported a 'strong' fiscal 2022 in July. A bottle of Highland Park also featured in a recent compilation of award-winning Scotch whiskies all priced under £50 (US$58).

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