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Orkney-based single malt distillery, Highland Park, has added a new whisky to its Cask Strength series.

Launching as a permanent addition to the Highland Park range, Highland Park Cask Strength Release No.3 has been created using the traditional ‘straight from the cask’ method.

This means no water is added after maturation, for a robust and intense flavour with a greater depth of finish. It also explains the 64.1% ABV.

Cask Strength Release No.3 uses whisky made with a higher proportion of Orkney peated malt resulting in a smokier style compared to the other single malts in the series. It has been matured predominantly in first-fill sherry seasoned American and European oak casks and a small quantity of refill casks. The result is a combination of contrasting but balanced flavours of charred oak, tropical fruits, aniseed, heather honey, vanilla cream, aromatic violet, sponge cake and peat smoke.

Highland Park’s Master Whisky Maker, Gordon Motion, commented: “With Cask Strength, you are at a great place to start exploring the taste that best suits your palate by adding water, ice or your preferred serve. It’s your whisky and should be enjoyed your way.

“For me, a Cask Strength whisky really celebrates that balance between old and new and I look forward to seeing how consumers enjoy the new whisky.”

Highland Park Cask Strength Release No.3 is available now with an RSP of £65.