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Highland Park partner with The Single Malt Shop to reveal New 18YO Single Cask Whisky

Orkney-based distillery, Highland Park, has partnered with The Single Malt Shop to unveil its latest whisky, a bespoke single cask bottled exclusively for the Ireland based drinks specialist.

Hand selected by Highland Park’s Master Whisky Maker, Gordon Motion, the 18 Year Old, single cask whisky is limited to just 513 bottles and is bottled at cask strength to capture the purest flavour.


Gordon Motion, Highland Park, Master Whisky Maker explains: “When it comes to whisky that’s matured for 18 years and more, I have fewer casks to choose from so those in our Single Cask Series are, quite simply, the most exceptional Highland Park casks available.”

The 18 year old refill butt delivers aromatic peat smoke and heather honey flavours which makes Highland Park single malt whisky so distinctive. Casks contribute up to 60 per cent of the flavour. Highland Park works in partnership with bodegas in Spain to source the finest sherry seasoned casks available.


Gordon Motion, continues: “Some of our most outstanding single cask bottlings come from refill casks, as they have often previously held whisky for only a short period of time, so have much to give in subsequent maturation. I chose this cask for The Single Malt Shop due to its interesting and exciting flavour profile to offer something special for their whisky fans."


“As well as the distinctive Highland Park flavours, I also get notes of sweet, toasted oak, vanilla fudge ice cream, roasted almonds and violets with lingering flavours of floral peat smoke, cinnamon bark and lingering spiciness.”

The RSP of the Highland Park single cask exclusively bottles for The Single Malt Shop is €440 and is available here.


Ed Forrest, Managing Director of The Single Malt Shop said: “We are absolutely delighted to be collaborating with Highland Park on this 18-year-old single cask release. As a premium, specialist whisky retailer, we are always looking to work with distilleries to showcase their best expressions and this one complements the Highland Park line up very well indeed. We are very excited by the Highland Park brand now. It is a perfect entry point into whisky with a very well-rounded flavour profile. This single cask bottling is a real delight with dark chocolate, honey and molasses to the fore, balanced by a light, lingering peaty finish.”


Based in Orkney, Scotland, Highland Park has been a working distillery since 1798 and uses local peat in the whisky making process, delivering a balance of aromatic smoky peat and sweet heather honey.

Tasting notes:

Enticing aromas of heather honey, lemon peel, new oak, pecans with pleasant aromatic light peat. Intriguing flavours of sweet, toasted oak, vanilla fudge ice cream, roasted almonds and violets with lingering flavours of floral peat smoke, cinnamon bark and lingering spiciness.


The Highland Park Single Cask bottled exclusively for The Single Malt Shop will be available on general release from September 18th 2023, at, www.thesinglemaltshop.com, priced at, €440


For further information about Highland Park visit highlandparkwhisky.com


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