Edrington-owned Scotch model Highland Park has launched its third 50-year-old whisky, priced at £20,000 (US$27,434).
Restricted to 274 bottles, the brand new Highland Park 50 Yr Previous (43.8% ABV) is constituted of 9 refill casks laid down in 1968.
The casks had been mixed in 2008 and re-racked into first-fill Sherry-seasoned casks.
The bottlings had been created utilizing the standard solera system, which takes a small amount of whisky produced from a earlier batch and marries it along with the brand new liquid.
After 12 years of maturation, one cask was chosen and a small amount of the final 50-year-old from the distillery was added.
Gordon Movement, Highland Park’s grasp whisky maker, stated: “This 50-year-old whisky is one in all our oldest and rarest releases and I’m very proud to have been part of its journey.
“The whisky is spectacular, after I sampled the whisky from the re-racked casks, the whisky it contained – aged for just a little over 50 years – had absorbed the wealthy Sherried flavours of dried fruit and candy toffee from its ultimate first-fill cask maturation, however nonetheless retained all the fragile perfume and flavours pushed by the unique refill casks.
“I launched a small amount of this cask to a few of our 2018 batch of fifty Yr Previous, which I’d held again particularly for this goal, to create an additional layer of depth and complexity.
“Because the 2018 50 Yr Previous additionally accommodates a few of our 2010 batch of fifty Yr Previous – our first within the sequence – this method permits me to take care of the core DNA of our oldest Highland Park whisky by way of every extraordinarily restricted batch launch.”
The ‘intensely wealthy, candy and aromatic’ 50-year-old whisky has notes of black cherries, muscovado sugar, peaches socked in alcohol, darkish chocolate, unique spices, candied orange peel, roasted oak, ripe apricots, espresso espresso, and lightweight peat smoke.
The one malt is offered in a home made picket field constituted of walnut and comes with a guide that tells the story behind the whisky.
The expression is contained in an embossed heavyweight glass bottle that includes a Norse-inspired design.
The 2020 launch of Highland Park 50 Yr Previous is obtainable from specialist retailers globally, with a restricted variety of bottles obtainable from the distillery and on-line store from March 2021.
The bottle is obtainable in each 700ml and 750ml codecs relying available on the market.