Highland Park Distillery, has today announced the launch of its oldest release to date.
Highland Park 54 Year Old (46.9% ABV) was originally laid down to mature in four refill butts and six refill hogsheads in 1968, then in February 2008 they were combined and refilled into first-fill European sherry butts.
|Highland Park 54 Year Old|
This latest release from the Orkney based distillery, has been created by Highland Park Master Whisky Maker, Gordon Motion and launches ahead of the distillery’s 225th Anniversary.
Highland Park 54 Year Old, comes in a bespoke embossed bottle and a presentation box crafted from the finest Scottish oak wood, and an invitation for the buyer to attend a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Orkney.
Intensely sweet, rich and complex, Highland Park 54 Year Old, is said to deliver notes of lychee, camphor, vintage oak and delicate peat on the nose. Followed by notes of crushed cumin, coriander seeds, summer rose, jasmine, kiwi fruit and pistachio on the palate.
Commenting on the launch, Gordon Motion, Highland Park Master Whisky Maker, said: “This exceptionally rare 54 Year Old single malt Scotch Whisky has been nurtured through careful maturation and harmonisation. Representing a quarter of Highland Park’s life, we felt it was a fitting way to mark our 225th anniversary; born and crafted in the heart of Orkney.”
Limited to 225 bottles, Highland Park 54 Year Old, is now available from Berry Bros. & Rudd and The Whisky Shop, for a RRP of: £39,000.
Posted by Steve Rush