Highland Park invites you to welcome warmer days with a dram of our newest expression, The Light. This limited-edition, 17-year-old single-malt Scotch whisky features warm, sweet tasting notes that evoke the best days of summer and honors the seasons on the Orkney Islands, where the interplay between light and darkness is profound.
Summer days on Orkney last close to 20 hours — a dramatic contrast to the long, dark nights of winter. While the climate is mild, fluctuating between highs of 60°F and lows of 35°F, the wild winds that assault the islands generate a landscape in which very few trees survive. This creates the aromatic peat — woodless but rich in heather — that, when used to dry our malt, gives Highland Park whisky its distinctive flavor. On the summer and winter solstices, Orcadians celebrate the sun and the cyclical aspect of nature in a nod to their Nordic ancestry and traditions.
Matured entirely in refill American oak casks, The Light follows the 2017 release of The Dark, which was aged exclusively in first-fill European oak sherry casks. Just 4,500 bottles will be available in the USA.
Highland Park The Light is available from specialty spirits retailers nationally and online via ReserveBar.com at an SRP of $300/750 ml.