Infused with the viking spirit, Highland Park The Dark and Light Combo are two limited special editions whisky. The Light is inspired by the spring and summer on Orkney, where Highland Park is made, whereas The Dark is inspired by the Autumn and Winter.
The Light is a fresh and zesty take on the Highland Park character, switching out the more traditional sherry casks for refill American oak casks and focusing on pear, vanilla and soft spice.
Color: Light golden with warm highlights.
Nose: Light nose. Orchard fruits; pears and apples with a touch of citrus keep it light and fresh. Additional sweet aromas of vanilla and honey. Veil of smoke comes and goes. Underlying spices and some floral elements. Not very complex but works well together.
Palate: Follows a similar pattern to the nose. Influence of the spices; especially cinnamon and white pepper, are stronger. Fruitiness is there but somehow subdued by spices and smoke. Refreshing lemon drops with a bit of dryness from the oak.
Finish: Short to medium finish. Smoked apple to dry oak.