Highland Park The Dark 17 Year
Peated Single Malt
Highland Park // Islands, Scotland
The Dark from Highland Park was released in late December 2017 in honor of the autumn and winter seasons on Orkney. This 17 year-old single malt was aged exclusively in European oak sherry butts. The bottle is jet black and adorned with a serpent dragon. It is bottled at 52.9% ABV. Expect The Light to be released in spring 2018 as a nod to the spring and summers seasons. This bottling is limited to 28,000 worldwide.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask TypeEuropean oak sherry butt
"Milk chocolate covered candied oranges lead on the nose, with sherried fruits and citrus peel, all atop of a sultry, smoky, salty side underneath. The palate gets started with more sherry, showcasing walnuts, dark red fruits, dark chocolate, and burnt caramel, along with sea salt, as well as iodine and seashell. A tingly finish showcases salt and pepper, with resonating smoke and earthy peat."