Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Highland Park, has announced the launch of a new special edition 10 Year Old expression, as part of a collaboration with crime writer Ian Rankin, to help mark the thirtieth anniversary of John Rebus, one of crime fiction’s best loved creations.

Highland Park Rebus30 (40% ABV) which was created by their Master Whisky Maker Gordon Motion, is said to be intensely balanced and delivers notes of citrus fruits, creamy vanilla, along with a hint of peppery sauce.
Highland Park Rebus30

This special commemorative release from the Orkney based distillery, will only be available to members of Highland Park’s Inner Circle tribe. Bottles will be delivered in time for the launch of RebusFest at the end of June 2017.

In addition for those who will be in Edinburgh for the RebusFest, Highland Park’s Senior Brand Ambassador Martin Markvardsen, will be hosting two whisky Master Classes on Friday 30th June and Saturday 1st July at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh. Guests will be given a unique opportunity to sample the Highland Park Rebus30.

Commenting on the news, Jason R. Craig, Highland Park, Brand Director, said: “We are delighted to have been asked to produce this exclusive bottle to celebrate the 30th anniversary of a great crime icon. This is a very special partnership for the brand as we were involved ten years ago when Ian celebrated the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first ‘Inspector Rebus’ novel Knots and Crosses.  At that time, Ian was invited to visit the distillery on Orkney where he chose a special single cask.  The whisky’s flavour profile was chosen according to what Ian felt Rebus would prefer – cask no 3272, was ‘dark, complex and with a long finish”.

He continued by saying: “To celebrate Rebus30, our brief was to craft a 10 year old single malt fit for an iconic detective who truly stands apart. The result is stunning single malt created by Gordon Motion, our Master Whisky Maker and a tribute to those with a strong independent spirit and those who know their own mind. Best shared with friends or when enjoying a dark crime novel!”

Highland Park Rebus30, RRP £30.00, will be available later this month for those who have registered via

Posted by Steve Rush