Highland Park Ice Edition
Peated Single Malt
Highland Park // Islands, Scotland
Released in March 2016, The Ice Edition (soon to be followed by the Fire Edition) hearkens back to Orkney's Norse roots. In Norse mythology, the world of ice (Niflheim) and the world of fire (Muspellsheim) were the first realms of the Vikings' universe. The Ice Edition is primarily aged in ex-bourbon casks, breaking from the distillery's tradition of sherry-maturation. Aged for seventeen years, and bottled at 53.9% ABV. Only 30,000 bottles will be released.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
"That familiar Highland Park peatiness immediately makes you feel at home. There is a tropical fruitiness but also melons, honeysuckle and a creaminess on the nose. The palate really brightens up with vanilla cake, honey and a crispness while the smokiness slips and slides. The finish is soft with touches of wintergreen mint and ginger ale and just the right amount of spice."