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Highland Park provides new whisky to award-winning Cask Power sequence 

— Cask Power Launch No.3 celebrates the harmonious stability of conventional whisky-making and fashionable flavour exploration — 

EMBARGOED: LONDON, UK – 01.09.2022: Orkney-based single malt distillery, Highland Park, has added a brand new whisky to its award-winning Cask Power sequence, designed to problem whisky ingesting norms. The vary strikes a harmonious stability between the standard whisky-making craft, whereas encouraging flavour exploration to swimsuit particular person palates.

Launching as a everlasting addition to the Highland Park vary and created utilizing the standard ‘straight from the cask’ methodology, Highland Park Cask Power Launch No.3 is whisky in its purest kind. No water is added after maturation which delivers a strong and intense flavour with a higher depth of end.

Cask Power Launch No.3 makes use of whisky made with the next proportion of Orkney peated malt leading to a smokier model in comparison with the opposite single malts within the sequence. It has been matured predominantly in first-fill sherry seasoned American and European oak casks and a small amount of refill casks. The result’s a unprecedented mixture of contrasting but completely balanced flavours of charred oak, tropical fruits, aniseed, heather honey, vanilla cream, fragrant violet, sponge cake and peat smoke.

Highland Park, Grasp Whisky Maker, Gordon Movement champions this model of whisky as a possibility for flavour discovery. Gordon explains:

“With Cask Power, you’re at an incredible place to begin exploring the style that most closely fits your palate by including water, ice or your most popular serve. It’s your whisky and ought to be loved your manner. 

“For me, a Cask Power whisky actually celebrates that stability between outdated and new and I look ahead to seeing how customers get pleasure from the brand new whisky.”

The Highland Park Cask Power sequence, a status providing inside the portfolio, has been created by bringing collectively dozens of single casks. The whisky is at full energy, straight from the cask, and has solely been gently filtered earlier than bottling.

The releases inside the Cask Power vary share the identical underlying character however with every batch that includes completely different flavours coming to the fore based mostly on the cask make-up. The ABV can even range from batch to batch.

Launch No.1 was matured predominantly in sherry seasoned American oak casks of various ages, delivering a harmonious distinction of flavours of toffee, heather, honey, and peat smoke. Launch No. 2 was matured predominantly in sherry seasoned European and American oak casks and a small amount of ex-bourbon casks, producing tastes of pear and almond cake, toasted oak, liquorice, cracked black pepper, fragrant peat.

Highland Park Cask Power Launch No.3 will turn out to be out there globally from 1st September throughout specialist whisky retailers, together with The Whisky Alternate, Grasp of Malt, and The Whisky Store, and from the Highland Park on-line store, distillery, and Albert Road retailer in Orkney. The UK RRP is £65.

About Highland Park Cask Power Launch No.3:

UK RRP: £65

ABV: 64.1%

Quantity: Out there in 70cl and 75cl relying on area

Tasting notes:

Look: Pure deep golden

Style: Evenly charred oak, honey-glazed lemons, crushed aniseed, ripe mango, cloudy heather honey, whipped vanilla cream, fragrant violet, pink grapefruit zest, wealthy sponge cake, smouldering peat smoke. 

Key variations between the whiskies of the Cask Power sequence: 

Cask Power Launch No.3:

Highland Park Cask Power Launch No.3 has been matured predominantly in first-fill sherry seasoned American and European oak casks and a small amount of refill casks utilizing the next proportion of Orkney peated malt for a smokier flavour profile. 

Cask Power Launch No.2:

Highland Park Cask Power Launch No.2 was matured predominantly in sherry seasoned European and American oak casks and a small amount of ex-bourbon casks. Which delivered tastes of pear and almond cake, toasted oak, liquorice, cracked black pepper, fragrant peat. 

Cask Power Launch No.1:

Highland Park Cask Power Launch No.1 was matured predominantly in sherry seasoned American oak casks of various ages which delivered tastes of toffee, heather honey, nutmeg, citrus fruits and fragrant peat smoke.

Current awards:

  • Double Gold on the 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competitors
  • Gold medal on the Scotch Whisky Masters
  • Scored 95/100 as a finalist on the 2021 Final Spirits Problem

What’s a cask energy whisky?

Most whiskies are diluted with water previous to bottling to scale back the alcohol-by-volume (ABV) energy, usually to 40% or 43%. Cask energy is a time period used to explain a whisky that has not had water added when it’s bottled after maturation in casks. Highland Park Cask Power Launch No.1 and Cask Power Launch No.2 has been created by bringing collectively dozens of single casks. The whisky is at full energy, straight from the cask and has solely been gently filtered previous to bottling.

About Highland Park:

We’ve been crafting our award-winning whisky on the Highland Park Distillery in Kirkwall, Orkney since 1798. Now, 224 years later, we’re one of many ten oldest working distilleries in Scotland. Age, expertise and respect for custom could outline our whisky however it’s Orkney that differentiates it. One thing magic occurs right here and we name it A Wild Concord.

It’s not simply the affect of the best sherry seasoned oak casks on our whisky at it matures, it’s the salty sea winds that batter Orkney’s rugged coastlines, the intensely floral character of our treeless however heather-rich peat, and the fiercely impartial Viking spirit that drives us. These are the weather that go, untamed, into our whisky-making to create a wild concord of sweet-smoky flavours that’s, uniquely, Highland Park. www.highlandparkwhisky.com

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