Highland Park 40 Year Old

27 August, 2008
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Brand owner Edrington

Produced in Scotland

Size 70cl (UK), 75cl (US)

Price UK £899 , duty -free £695, E1,200, US$1,800

Abv 48.3

Markets Worldwide

Contact laurent.cosson@maxxium.com

Highland Park, the Scotch whisky distiller based on the Orkney Islands, has released a flagship expression.

Highland Park 40 Year Old has been matured predominately in refill casks. It is described by whisky maker, Max McFarlane, as having sweet toffee notes, dark chocolate, sun -dried orange zest and aromatic heather peat smokiness.

Maxxium Global Travel Retail used the TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition in Singapore last month to launch the whisky in to the duty -free and travel -retail sectors. Edrington, which owns Highland Park, says it will release approximately 1,000 bottles of the 40 Year Old for the foreseeable future.

It comes in a heavy, bell-shaped glass decanter, embossed with the brand's pewter "H ", in a dark oak wooden box with a leather-bound booklet.