This is the first cask strength Highland Park Single Malt Scotch whisky to be released globally. There has been a previous special edition cask strength Highland Park, which has been only available in the Nordics in a 350ml sized bottle. The new CASK STRENGTH RELEASE NO. 1 has a different cask makeup and flavour profile from it.
Gordon Motion, the Highland Park Master Whisky Maker, wanted to give everyone who loves Highland Park the chance to experience the whisky in its purest from by bottling ‘straight from the cask’ without adding water. This gives the whisky a robust and intense flavour profile and a greater depth of finish.
It is intended to be a permanent addition to the core range, however it will be released in batches, each with a different cask make-up and flavour profile.
CASK STRENGTH RELEASE NO. 1 has been created using a higher proportion of sherry seasoned American oak casks which gives a sweeter, creamy, vanilla character rather than the spicy, dried fruit notes that are more prominent in the special edition cask strength that has been available in the Nordics.