About Highland Park Fire Edition 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Situated in the Orkney archipelago in Northern Scotland, Highland Park Distillery was founded in 1798 by Magnus Eunson. The name of the distillery is derived not from the region of Scotland known as The Highlands — the Orkney islands are not a part of the Highlands — but rather from the region known as High Park, where the distillery was founded.
Highland Park is an incredible longstanding whisky house, and they pride themselves on their rich Norse heritage, an essence which is reflected in their craft. They malt their own barley, using locally cut peat from the nearby Hobbister Moor. The malt is peated to 20 parts per million phenol, and then mixed with unpeated malt produced on the Scottish mainland.
Highland Park is home to several critically acclaimed whiskies, offering several proprietary bottlings by year. In 1984, they became the first whisky ever to have scored a rating of 100% from “The Scotland” newspaper’s tasting team.
The Highland Park Fire and “Ice” limited edition whiskies are part of a two part elemental series is inspired by the Norse stories of the Ice and Fire Giants and their battles against the Gods to rule the world. Fire’s special crimson red colored glass was specially designed to symbolize the molten world of the Fire Giants from Viking mythology.
The second in a two-part limited edition series, Highland Park FIRE Edition was created as a bold reflection of the Norse mythology and Viking roots that characterize our distillery’s home in Orkney, an island north of the Scottish mainland. Matured exclusively in 100% refill Port wine seasoned casks (a first for Highland Park) FIRE Edition is a vibrant 15 Year Old single malt with an ABV of 45.2%. A companion for ICE Edition— which was awarded 99/100 at 2016’s Ultimate Spirits Challenge — reddish-hued FIRE Edition delivers intense ripe plum and chocolate aromas alongside a light smoke, with a long, lingering finish. A spirit all its own, but undeniably Highland Park, it makes a beautiful addition to any whisky lover’s collection. This whisky received "Gold Medal" at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, "5 Stars & Highest Recommendation" by the F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal, and "91 Points" from Wine Enthusiast.
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