Highland Park The Dark 17 Year Old is a limited and special release of only 28,000 bottles, inspired by the celebration of autumn and winter in the far north isle of Orkney. A time to reflect on the cycles of life and embrace friends and community.
Presented in a beautiful package in embossed glass with serpent dragon motif with an oak frame, this is a show stopper. The dragon design takes it's reference from the great Norse sagas, and the runic etching on the box alludes to Viking carvings that can still be found on the isle of Orkney today.
More important than the package is what's inside! 17 years in sherry-seasoned first-fill European casks has matured the Highland Park whisky into a deliciously fruity malt with ripe fruit notes of orange peel and toasted chestnuts, with coffee bean spice and lots of smoke. The Highland Park peat is present but primarily in the back of the palate, and subtle coastal influences can be discovered if paying close attention. The finish is rich but fresh with an smooth feel, ending with more fruit.
Finish: Fresh, fruity and rich.
700mL, 52.9% ABV