Introducing Dark Origins, a deeper, dark, richer sherried Highland Park.
Highland Park Dark Origins is the latest addition to the Highland Park Core range of whiskies.
Dark Origins is a non-chill filtered single malt with an ABV of 46.8%, launched exclusively in Harrods
from 1st July – 14th July then it will start to appear on the shelves of whisky specialist shops from mid
July and it will be rolled out internationally throughout autumn 2014.
Highland Park describe it as a rich mahogany coloured whisky, personally I would say it is more
a auburn polished mahogany but the important thing is and I am sure you will all agree like other
Highland Park bottlings this colour is 100% natural as Highland Park is one of the few distilleries
not using distiller’s caramel to give their whisky a fake tan.
The colour of the Highland Park Dark Origins comes from the use of twice as many first fill sherry casks
than is used in the classic Highland Park 12 year old. These sherry casks don't just add colour they also
give the whisky a much richer flavour with sherried spice, chocolate and the signature sweet Highland Park
smoke which fans of the Orcadian dram will have come to know and love.
You may have noticed I haven't mentioned the age of the Dark Origins, this is because it has no age statement
but having tasted the extremely small sample sent to me from Highland Park I can say that there is no sign of
any young stuff in it and I would say this is around 12 to 15 years old.
Gerry Tosh, Highland Parks Global Marketing Manager, said: "Cask management is so very
crucial to our work at Highland Park. We have strived to raise the bar, working tirelessly
in sourcing the right wood and then working and finessing the balances to ensure we create single malt that is rich, warm and enticing in flavour. Dark Origins sits in the heart of our core range complimenting them perfectly – distinct in itself, but always and forever a classic Highland Park."
Highland Park releases Dark Origins
- Written by Jeannette Dambrink
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