Highland Park Distillery (Kirkwall, Scotland) has officially announced the extremely limited release of THE LIGHT, a 17 Year Old Scotch Whisky aged on American oak.
Created as the striking antithesis to Highland Park’s recently released THE DARK, THE LIGHT is the second offering in a two-part series that “shares the story of the noble Viking warriors who are [Highland Park’s] ancestors, of [their] contrasting island seasons and of the intense balance of [their] whisky.” Representing the “spring and summer in Orkney”, THE LIGHT is a 17 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky that gets its light golden color from being aged in 100% refill American oak barrels. Clocking in at a smooth 52.99% ABV, THE LIGHT offers a sensory experience filled with notes of caramelized pears, nutmeg, vanilla, peat, cedar, oak and light smoke.
With only 28,000 bottles – 700ml or 750 ml bottles, depending on country – produced, THE LIGHT is available now as a highly limited release. You can expect to find this Special Release at select specialist retailers located in the U.S. and across the world. Prost!
Vital Information for THE LIGHT from Highland Park Distillery
Release – Special/Limited, May 2018
Style – Single Malt Scotch Whisky
ABV – 52.99% (106 Proof)
Treatment – Matured in 100% refill American Oak barrels
Flavors – Caramelized pear | Nutmeg | Vanilla | Peat | Cedar wood | Oak | Light smoke
Fun Fact – A description of the inspiration behind this whisky series: “Light and dark are concepts that exist in opposition, yet together create a perfect balance. One cannot exist without the other; as one appears, the other disappears; together they create something greater than themselves – in nature, a perfect, continuous cycle.”
Availability – 700ml or 750ml bottles (size depends on country)
Distribution – Worldwide