The Orkney-based distillery Highland Park has launched the second release in the series of its cask strength range.
Highland Park Cask Strength Release No.2 is available globally beginning this month. It reaches the U.S. in October or early November.
“Cask Strength Release No.2 celebrates the harmonious balance of tastes in the classic Highland Park style,” says Highland Park Masker Whisky Maker Gordon Motion.
“I want to give everyone who loves Highland Park the chance to experience our single malt whisky in its purest form,” he adds. “Its full flavor allows you to discover the taste and strength that appeals to your palate by adding ice or water according to your preference.”
The cask strength series is a permanent edition of the Highland Park core range. The releases share the same underlying character, but with each batch featuring different flavors coming to the fore based on the cask make-up.
Highland Park Cask Strength Release No.2 matured predominantly in sherry seasoned European and American oak casks, and a small quantity of ex-bourbon casks.
The resulting in flavors include pear and almond cake, toasted oak, licorice, cracked black pepper and aromatic peat, the company says.
Highland Park Cask Strength Release No.2 is 127.8 proof. The suggested retail price is $90 per 750-ml. bottle.