Highland Park Light and Dark [17 Year Old] Single Malt Scotch Whisky – 70cl
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The Dark 17 Year Old is a whisky for reflection; in it we celebrate autumn and winter in Orkney – a time to escape from wild weather outside and gather with friends and family, sharing long nights of conversation and laughter around the fire.
A rich and powerful single malt whisky, The Dark has been matured exclusively in sherry seasoned oak casks and is presented in an embossed black glass bottle. The serpent dragon design takes its inspiration from the great Norse sagas, embracing both the high sun of the summer solstice and the low sun of the winter solstice, while the runic writing reflects the ancient carvings of our Viking ancestors, here in Orkney.
‘Embernectar’ is the word we coined to describe this whisky’s unique flavour profile. It’s definitely easier than saying ‘distant campfires, toasted almonds, dried fruits, cinnamon, cedarwood, fruitcake and light smoke’.
The Light 17 Year Old was created to celebrate warm summer days in Orkney. (Yes. They do exist.)
Made to honour a time when we emerge from winter hibernation, ready to embrace the fresh air, clear skies and long days of summer, the whisky is light and bright. Its delicious warm-season-friendly palate is the result of 17 years’ maturation in refill American oak casks, which have a more gentle influence than first-fill European oak casks. The result is a fine balance of caramelised pear, nutmeg, vanilla, cedarwood and lightly smoked peat… Orcadian Summer in a bottle.
We’ve been crafting our award-winning single malt whisky at the Highland Park Distillery in Kirkwall, Orkney, since 1798. Age, experience and respect for tradition may define our whisky, but it’s Orkney that sets it apart. Something magic happens here and the result is the wild harmony of flavours found in our whisky.
TASTING NOTES OF
THE DARK 17 YEARS OLD
Natural cask-driven colour without additive, light golden. Caramelised pear, nutmeg, vanilla, peat, cedar wood, oak and light smoke on the palate.
THE LIGHT 17 YEARS OLD
Light gold in color. Gentle and fresh citrus and vanilla fragrances with light heather smoke. Sweet flavors embrace you before the ABV kicks in. With extra warm spices and in harmony with the nose.