Highland Park's The Light joins The Dark

Highland Park has launched The Light, a 17-year old single malt Scotch whisky.

The Orkney-based distillery, renowned for its heather peat, has created the whisky to reflect the spring and summer seasons on the Scottish island.

The Light is aged in American oak, and it delivers sweet flavours of nutmeg and vanilla, according to the producer.

The launch is the second and final in the series and it follows on from Highland Park’s release of The Dark last year. The latter was designed to reflect autumn and winter.

Jason Craig, brand director, Highland Park, said: “In both The Light and The Dark, we share the story of the noble Viking warriors who are our ancestors, of our contrasting island seasons and of the intense balance of our whisky. Our award-winning whiskies deliver flavours of smoky sweetness that’s the product of our climate and our craftsmanship – our own continuous cycle.”

The Light is presented in a pale green bespoke glass, with the serpent dragon on the front paying homage to Orkney’s Viking heritage. It is available to buy from The Whisky Exchange (rrp £190).

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