Highland Park has expanded its cask strength single malt whisky series with Highland Park Cask Strength Release No.3.
Created using the traditional “straight from the cask” method, this Scotch is 128.2 proof.
“With Cask Strength, you are at a great place to start exploring the taste that best suits your palate by adding water, ice or your preferred serve,” says Highland Park Master Whisky Maker Gordon Motion. “It’s your whisky and should be enjoyed your way. For me, a cask strength whisky really celebrates that balance between old and new, and I look forward to seeing how consumers enjoy the new whisky.”
Cask Strength Release No.3 uses whisky made with a higher proportion of Orkney peated malt, resulting in a smokier style compared to the other single malts in the series, the company says. It matured predominantly in first-fill sherry seasoned American and European oak casks, and a small quantity of refill casks.
The result is flavors of charred oak, tropical fruits, aniseed, heather honey, vanilla cream, aromatic violet, sponge cake and peat smoke, the company reports.
The cask strength series is a permanent edition in the Highland Park range. All the releases share the same underlying character, but each batch showcases different flavors based on the cask makeup. ABV also varies from batch to batch.
Available globally, Highland Park Cask Strength Release No.3 has a suggested retail price of $99.99 per 750-ml. bottle.