Whisky Focus - Highland Park Single Cask Series Launches In Asia Travel Retail

Highland Park Single Cask Series Launches In Asia Travel Retail


3rd November 2017
Highland Park launch 2 Single Cask bottlings in Asia with DFS at Singapore Changi Airport.

Martin Markvardsen, Highland Park’s senior brand ambassador led a Meet & Greet Tasting Event at DFS’ T2 Whiskey House Bar at Changi International Airport

The Highland Park Single Cask Series proved overwhelmingly popular when it was first launched in travel retail at London Heathrow airport in May this year has now made its debut in Asia travel retail.

The Orkney distillery has just launched the Highland Park Single Cask Series with DFS at Singapore's Changi airport with two single cask whiskies which will be available exclusively at the airport.

To mark the unveiling, Martin Markvardsen, Highland Park’s senior brand ambassador led a Meet & Greet Tasting Event at DFS’ T2 Whiskey House Bar at Changi International Airport. Martin guided keen shoppers through sampling of the two new limited editions and presented the first 30 purchasers with autographed bottles and an exclusive Highland Park t-shirt. At the end of the two hour session, 14 bottles of Highland Park Single Cask were sold.

The two Whiskey House Changi airport exclusive Highland Park Single Cask whiskies are:

Highland Park Single Cask Series 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky – The Whiskey House Exclusive – American Oak Sherry Cask #2154Highland Park Single Cask Series 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky – The Whiskey House Exclusive – American Oak Sherry Cask #2154

Matured in a First-fill American Sherry Butt Cask for 15 years, bottled at 61.8% ABV, it is a limited release of only 606 bottles which are customised with DFS Whiskey House Exclusive label.

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Appearance: Deep golden, clear and bright.

Nose: Vanilla pod, oak shavings, nutmeg, light peat and pear.

Taste: Sweet, vanilla, toasted oak, light smoky notes.

Finish: Sweet, pear, vanilla and smoke.


Highland Park Single Cask Series 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky – The Whiskey House Exclusive – European Oak Sherry Cask #384.

Matured in a First-fill European Sherry Butt Cask 384 for 15 years, bottled at 62% ABV, it is a limited release of only 474 bottles which are customised with DFS Whiskey House Exclusive label.

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Appearance: Deep ruby, clear and bright.

Nose: Dried orange peel, cinnamon bark, light peat and root ginger.

Taste: Spicy, light medicinal, caramelized fig.

Finish: Lingering dry spicy notes.

Both Highland Park Single Cask bottlings have a Retail Price of SGD 249. If you have no plans to travel in the near future you will find the current Highland Park core range as well as a few limited release bottlings available from specialist whisky shops such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt
 

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