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Highland Park releases Fire Edition

A special edition single malt Scotch whisky has been announced by Highland Park, distributed by Maxxium UK.

Fire Edition is a whisky which has been matured exclusively in refill port wine-seasoned casks and follows on from the release of Ice Edition earlier this year.  This completes the two-part series of special edition bottlings which celebrate the myths and legends emerging from the Viking age.

Jason R. Craig, brand director, comments: “Maturing our distinctive whisky in 100% refill port wine-seasoned casks is a first for Highland Park and the result is a vibrant 15 year old single malt with an ABV of 45.2%. Fire Edition has a natural slight reddish hue, intense aromas of ruby red fruits, light smoke and a long, lingering finish. However, it is still, unmistakably, Highland Park.”

The crimson red coloured glass was specially commissioned to represent a  molten world from Viking mythology. The bottle is encased in a black wooden cradle with accompanying black wooden stopper. A booklet which accompanies the bottle, recounts the story of the realm of the Fire Giants and their battle against the Gods to rule the world.

Fire Edition, a special release of 28,000 bottles globally, is now available from UK specialist whisky retailers including The Whisky Exchange, Hedonism and The Whisky Shop at an RRP of £190.

22 November 2016 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, editorial assistant