Highland Park has announced the launch of a new limited edition 17 Year Old single malt, which celebrates the Viking roots of the distillery’s Orkney Island home.

Highland Park Ice Edition (53.9% ABV) has been aged predominantly in ex-bourbon casks and is limited globally to only 30,000 bottles.

This latest edition is encased in a mountain shaped wooden cradle with accompanying wooden stopper. The intricate circle design on the label itself represents the circle of life – the creation of the world, protected by a dragon, a mythical creature often central in classic Norse mythology. A booklet accompanying this new variant, recounts the story of the realm of the Ice Giants and their colourful battle against the Gods to rule the world.

Commenting on the new release, Jason R. Craig, Brand Director at Highland Park, said: “This 17 year old single malt has a classic Highland Park flavour. The dynamic soft spicy notes complement and intertwine with creamy vanilla hues, providing a balanced, long finish – a truly harmonious whisky to savour. In blue tinted bespoke glass reflecting dazzling and glittering ice, the bottle shape has been designed to evoke the distinctive sharpness and coolness of the mythical and magical Ice Realm.”

Highland Park Ice Edition will be followed by Fire Edition in 2017 and follows on from the recent Valhalla Collection which championed the stories of four legendary Gods: Thor, Loki, Freya and Odin.

Highland Park Ice Edition, is now available from specialist retailers for a RRP of £190.00.