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Highland Park releases The Dark single malt

Edrington Group's Highland Park Distillery has announced the launch of its latest special edition, The Dark. 

A 17-years-old single malt Scotch whisky, The Dark has been matured in European oak sherry seasoned casks. 

Highland Park claims The Dark was inspired by the autumn and winter seasons on Orkney. The new release is available from The Whisky Shop and The Whisky Exchange, with an RRP of £190.

Jason R Craig, brand director, Highland Park, comments: “The Dark is the first of two special editions – The Light will be launched in spring 2018. Both editions share the story of the contrasting seasons of our Orkney islands and the resulting intense balance of Highland Park whisky.”

The Dark is presented in jet black bespoke glass; the serpent dragon embossed on the front takes its inspiration from Viking stories. The Dark and The Light are written in runic writing on the serpent dragon’s tail emboss itself and on the oak cradle – celebrating the island’s Viking ancestry. 

The back of the glass bottle has ‘Made with Pride on Orkney’ embossed – a  tribute to the men and women who create Highland Park single malt. 

The oak cradle has two circles etched on the top and bottom to represent both the high sun of the summer solstice and the low sun of the winter solstice. The booklet which accompanies this special edition describes the thinking behind this latest special edition.

8 January 2018 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, news editor