Highland Park 17 Years Old Ice Edition 70cl 53.9°
Highland Park invites on a journey in one of the Nine Worlds of Nordic Mythology with this Ice Edition, a release of 30 000 bottles. This new expression is a continuation to the Valhalla collection and its drakkar-shaped cases. The Orkney distillery is today paying an homage to the iceworld of Niflheim, a shady world where flows Élivágar, the river that created the world and its source Hvergelmir.
Packed in a splendid glass jar of blue colour and rocky shape evoking the pure, cold ice, this 17 year-old Single Malt has been enclosed in an oaky case inspired from the amazing mountain range of the North. The Celtic Circle featured on the bottle reminds of the Circle of Life and the beginning of the world, protected by a snake, the mythical creature at the heart of the Nordic mythology. A spectacular ensemble.
Mainly refined in first fill Bourbon barrels, Highland Park 17 Years Old Ice Edition is a rich and powerful whisky at 53.9° ABV, in the line of the whisky releases, bursting with vanilla and floral, fruity and peaty notes.
Limited quantities - 1 bottle per order.
Highland Park is the most northern Scottish distillery, and overlooks Kirkwall town and the famous Scapa Flow.
At the end of the 18th century, Magnus Eunson, pastor and famous smuggler, would have distilled whisky where the distillery is now sat. He used to hide stocks of illegal whisky under his pulpit. Highland Park doubled its production capacity in 1898, 10 years after being purchased by James Grant from the Glenlivet distillery. It has been part of the Highlands Distilleries Groups since 1937.
5 key elements contribute to the success of Highland Park Single Malt :
- The hand-turned malt completes its aromatic and balanced character;
- The aromatic peat imparts a seducing and generous floral sweetness to the malt;
- Chill-maturation magnifies its sweetness;
- The oak casks account for the complexity and unique richness of the malt;
- The cask harmonization grants consistency and balance.