Highland Park has announced the launch of Cask Strength Release No. 3, the third release in a series created to “capture the essential DNA of Highland Park” by bottling their spirit with no added water, no chill filtration, and no added color.
Highland Park Cask Strength Release No. 3 is a vatting of first-fill sherry seasoned American and European oak casks and a smaller quantity of refill casks.
Bottled at 64.1% ABV, Highland Park Cask Strength Release No. 3 is described as having aromas of “smouldering peat, lightly charred oak, honey-glazed lemons, and crushed aniseed,” followed by notes of “ripe mango, cloudy heather honey, and whipped vanilla cream with a hint of aromatic violet” on the palate. It concludes with “pink grapefruit zest, freshly baked sponge cake, and heathery peat smoke” on the “long and distinctive” finish.