Highland Park Cask Strength Release No.1
December 2021

Highland Park Cask Strength Release No.1

The multi-award-winning whisky from Scotland’s northernmost distillery is here. Get excited for the colossal Highland Park Cask Strength Release No.1. At 63.3% ABV, it brings the very essence of Highland Park’s signature flavour profile, while amplifying it up to 11.

United Kingdom

Colour Naturally warm and golden

Nose Sweet and smoky on the nose with aromas of violets and ripe vanilla pods gathering a wave of aromatic peat smoke.

Palate Rich and full-bodied, soft toffee, heather honey and freshly grated nutmeg emerge on the palate, enriched by a concentrated tang of sun-ripened citrus fruits.

Finish A long, lingering finish leaves the impression of warm Crème Brûlée and exotic Eastern spices.


Created by legendary Master Whisky Maker Gordon Motion, Highland Park Cask Strength Release No.1 is the first ever core range cask strength release from Scotland’s northernmost distillery.

Predominantly matured in American oak seasoned Sherry casks of different ages, Motion said “I selected and married together casks of different ages, looking for distinctive characteristics that would harmonise beautifully when brought together, to create a whisky for everyone who loves Highland Park as much as I do.” 

And love it they do, with the whisky picking up a multitude of medals including Best Distillers’ Single Malt Scotch, No Age Statement (Best in Class) along with Double Gold at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2021, and Gold at the Scotch Whisky Masters 2021.

Bottled at Natural Cask Strength 63.3% ABV without added colour or chill filtration, this robust and intense whisky brings together aromas of violets and ripe vanilla followed by a wave of sweet peat smoke. Rich and full bodied on the palate with soft toffee, heather honey and freshly grated nutmeg alongside sun-ripened citrus fruits, before leaving with a long and lingering finish of warm Crème Brûlée and exotic Eastern spices. 

Sold out at the distillery upon release, we’ve been waiting patiently for it to arrive on our shores and it’s finally here.

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Price: $195.00

Age: No Age Statement

ABV: 63.3%

Maturation: Matured predominantly in Sherry seasoned American oak casks of different ages

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Highland Park's History

While the Orkney’s locals had been honing their skills for a few centuries, it wasn’t until 1798 that an official distillery opened on the islands. But who it was that actually founded it is something still argued about in pubs today. It was either Magnus Eunson, church officer and butcher by day, and illicit distiller and whisky smuggler by night, or the honourable farmer David Robinson. What we do know, is that the distillery’s ornate iron gate has the year 1798 written on it and that’s when the distillery went into legal production, regularly paying duty on the spirit produced on site, and in 1826 Highland Park became one of Scotland’s first distilleries to get a license to make whisky.


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Distillery Facts

Region: Islands

Origin: Highland Park Distillery, Holm Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1SU, United Kingdom

Founded: 1798

Water Source: Cattie Maggie's Spring

Washbacks: 12, wooden

Stills: 2 wash and 2 spirit

Capacity: 2,500,000 litres per annum

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