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Highland Park announces Cask Strength release

The distillery is creating whisky in its ‘purest form’ with its new expression
Highland Park Distillery has announced the introduction of its Cask Strength Release No.1 to the world. The expression will join the brand’s single malt Scotch range and will be available globally from September 2020.

The Orkney-based distillery has created this expression to celebrate whisky in its purest form, made ‘straight from the cask’ and with no water added after maturation.

Master whisky maker at Highland Park, Gordon Motion, married together casks that were predominantly sherry seasoned American oak of varying ages, focusing on creating balance of flavour that was indicative of the distillery’s style.

Motion, said: “A cask strength whisky is very much made the traditional way but it doesn’t have to be enjoyed so. Its full flavour allows you the control to discover the taste and strength that appeals to your palate by adding ice or water according to your preference.

“I want to give everyone who loves Highland Park the chance to experience our single malt whisky in its purest from by bottling ‘straight from the cask’ but allowing you to choose the strength you want to drink this special single malt.”

This release is the first in a line of batch releases, meaning each will share the same bottom-line character in the whisky but with different flavours created thanks to the casks used.

Highland Park Cask Strength Release No.1 will be available to purchase from specialist whisky retailers and from the Highland Park online shop.