Digital Drams: Highland Park & Laphroaig
The event will be led by Whisky Specialist, David Miles. Attendees will have the opportunity to taste Laphroaig 10 Year Old, Laphroaig 10 Year Old Cask Strength 2021 Batch 14, Highland Park 12 Year Old, and Highland Park Cask Strength Release No.2. As well as receiving these four 3cl bottles of whisky, attendees will also receive two stunning tumblers adorned with Laphroaig and Highland Park branding.
Without any further ado, let us take you through each of the expressions included within the Digital Drams tasting pack.
Laphroaig 10 Year Old
The classic Laphroaig expression which is proudly distilled in the same way today as when Ian Hunter invented it some 75 years ago, this ten-year-old Islay single malt is a true cult classic! This critically acclaimed expression won Gold at the International Wine & Spirits Competition 2019 and Gold at the Scottish Whisky Awards 2019.
Laphroaig 10 Year Old Cask Strength 2021 Batch 14
This 2021 edition is bottled at 58.6% abv cask strength - the authentic way to experience the rugged nature of this Islay dram. The expression was matured in charred ex-bourbon barrels, creating the dram's intensely smoky and sweet flavour profile.
Highland Park 12 Year Old
Introduced in 1979, the Highland Park 12 Year Old is the whisky that started it all for the Orkney distillery! At the very heart of their range, this Island malt reveals rich, well-balanced malty tones, with the subtle floral smoke which makes Highland Park such a distinguished single malt whisky. This dram is the winner of Gold at the International Spirtis Challenge 2020 and Gold at the Scotch Whisky Masters 2020.
Highland Park Cask Strength Release No.2
The Highland Park Cask Strength release is the Orkney distillery's staple single malt in its purest form. The much-anticipated second release in the Cask Strength series is composed primarily of sherry seasoned European and American oak casks, along with a few ex-bourbon casks. The result is a hearty, punchy dram that has a natural deep gold colour. It is free from chill filtration and bottled at a staggering 63.9% abv.
Tickets for this Digital Drams session are available to buy here at The Whisky Shop. Tickets are £25 for members of The W Club and £30 for non-members. The event will be taking place on Monday 20th June at 7:30pm on Zoom and will last for approximately one hour. If you are unable to make the event, the session will be recorded so you can sample the tastings and watch along in your own free time.