Highland Park 40-Year-Old Makes Debut in Canada

From the press release:

… Highland Park 40 Year Old single malt whisky is a new permanent flagship offering from Scotland’s northernmost distillery. Retailing for $2,000, the Highland Park 40 Year Old is now available through the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and across Canada later this fall. …

The Highland Park 40 Year Old has been largely matured in refill casks, that is to say casks that have previously been used to mature whisky. Every time a cask is used, its ability to impart an influence on the spirit is diminished. When laying down a whisky for extended maturation, such as this, it is important that the cask does not dominate the spirit. If first fill casks had been used, the sweetness (an oak-derived additive quality from the cask) would have been too strident.

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~ by whisky1 on September 30, 2008.

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