The Orkney distillery of Highland Park has revealed details of its latest 50 years old release.
It is the third such single malt bottled at this age and the 2020 batch follows releases in 2010 and 2018. The Highland Park 50 years old 2020 Batch has been taken from nine re-fill casks that were filled in 1968. These casks were then combined in 2008 and filled to first-fill ex-sherry casks.
Then in 2020 just one of the ex-sherry casks was chosen by Gordon Motion, the Master Whisky Maker at Highland Park. He introduced a small quantity of the 2018 batch to this and left it to mature for a few more months. In turn, the 2018 edition had previously had some of the 2010 batch introduced. This has resulted in just 274 bottles at the natural cask strength of 43.8% ABV.
The Highland Park 50 years old 2020 Batch is presented in a heavyweight glass decanter that is embossed with the brand’s Nordic inspired design. This is housed in a handcrafted wooden casket made from walnut and is accompanied by a book that tells the journey of the whisky over five decades. It will be available in selected specialist and luxury retailers globally and each bottle will cost £20,000/ $27,450 US.
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