Highland Park The Light 17 Year Old is a limited and special release of only 28,000 bottles, inspired by the celebration of spring and summer in the far north isle of Orkney. A time to celebrate renewal, life and light.
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 refill American oak casks has matured the Highland Park whisky into a deliciously sweet malt with high fruit notes of green apple, melon and pear, with nutmeg spice and vanilla characters from the oak influence. The Highland Park peat is present but smoothed by time, and subtle coastal influences can be discovered if paying close attention. The finish is rich but soft with an oily/waxy feel, ending with oak and toffee.