To commemorate its 225th anniversary this year, Highland Park has released its new 54-year-old, distillery’s oldest and rarest release to date. The story of this exceptionally rare single-malt Scotch whisky began 54 years ago in Orkney. Distilled back in 1968, the liquid was split put into four refill sherry butts and six hogsheads. It matured in those barrels until 2008 when it was married together and refilled into first-fill European sherry butts for its final 14 years.
Bottled at 46.9% ABV, only 225 bottles have been released globally – representing every year of production in Highland Park’s 225-year history. On the palate, one can expect delicate heathery peat smoke, lychees, vintage oak, crushed cumin and coriander seeds, fragrant rose, sweet jasmine, honeyed kiwi fruit, pistachio biscotti and fenugreek.
The Highland Park 54 Year Old consists of a bespoke embossed bottle and a presentation box crafted from hand-carved Scottish oak wood.
This release is a testament to Highland Park's commitment to crafting exceptional whiskies and is a must-try for whisky enthusiasts who appreciate the art of whisky-making and unique flavours.