ABV: 40% | Volume: 70cl
A special partnership bottling, released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Scotland’s national company, SCOTTISH BALLET is bottled at 40% and delivers sweet notes of caramelised pineapple, golden syrup and Madeira cake dancing joyfully on the palate with spicier notes of aniseed and toasted oak, orchestrated on a wave of aromatic peat smoke.
Scottish Ballet delivers outreach projects from Kirkwall to Kilmarnock and beyond, and a proportion of the profit from sales of the 5,000 bottles of SCOTTISH BALLET 50 we’ve released will go towards supporting this vital community work, which focuses on promoting confidence, fostering wellbeing and encouraging creativity through dance.
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NATURAL CASK-DRIVEN COLOUR (NO ADDITIVES)
Light and golden (Average colour tint 10.5)
Caramelised pineapple | Sweet golden syrup | Madeira cake | Aromatic aniseed | Toasted oak | Light peat smoke
What is SCOTTISH BALLET 50?
A special edition single malt Scotch Whisky released to celebrate 50 years of Scotland’s national dance company.
Highland Park will make a donation from the sales of 5,000 bottles to support Scottish Ballet – a registered charity – enabling them to continue to deliver outreach projects across the country from Kirkwall to Kilmarnock.
What is the character of the whisky?
Featuring the legendary Highland Park flavours, aromatic peat smoke and heather honey sweetness, the whisky’s spicy flavour profile reflects Scottish Ballet’s exciting repertoires, while an intense character shows the passion of the company.
What is the ABV?
40% (marrying strength)
Who created the whisky?
SCOTTISH BALLET 50 was created by Gordon Motion, Highland Park Master Whisky Maker.
Is SCOTTISH BALLET 50 a 50-year-old whisky?
SCOTTISH BALLET 50 is a non-aged statement whisky. Developing a product that is not restricted by a specific age, allows the Master Whisky Makers the flexibility to look at a range of different casks, flavour profiles as well as ages. Highland Park’s Master Whisky Maker has created a whisky inspired by Scottish Ballet’s pioneering spirit.
How many bottles of SCOTTISH BALLET 50 are available?
SCOTTISH BALLET 50 is a special edition whisky of only 5,000 bottles.
Why is Highland Park doing this?
The Highland Park brand is grounded in Orkney’s Viking heritage. The brand collaborates with modern day Viking Souls to help bring this ethos to life. Scottish Ballet’s relentless commitment to their art mirrors the dedication Highland Park has for its craft and this is something that will really resonate with both audiences and allows both companies to continue to support communities across Scotland.
How much will Highland Park be donating to Scottish Ballet and when will the donation be made?
The amount of the donation and the timing will be confirmed once the sale of the bottles has been completed.
HOW TO BUY
When and where will SCOTTISH BALLET 50 be available to buy?
SCOTTISH BALLET 50 will only be available to purchase from the Highland Park online shop.
Inner Circle members will have exclusive access to purchase from a private page on the Highland Park online shop from 25th September 2019. The whisky will be available on general sale from the Highland Park online shop from the 2nd October 2019.
SCOTTISH BALLET 50 will be available for shipping from the 9th October 2019.
How much will SCOTTISH BALLET 50 cost?
The recommended retail price for SCOTTISH BALLET 50 is £50.
For online orders delivered from our online shop to addresses outside the UK, the price will vary due to local sales taxes and duties. All orders will be subject to a delivery charge which will vary by country based on the standard rates applied for a tracked package applied by our delivery partner, DHL. You can find out more about shipping details and costs here.
I am a member of the Inner Circle but have not received the email about purchasing SCOTTISH BALLET 50.
If you signed up to join the Inner Circle before 9.00 am (UK time) on 25th September 2019, you should have received an email sent on 25th September 2019 containing a link to a private page on the Highland Park website where you can make your purchase. Please check to see if the email is in your SPAM or junk mail box. If it is not, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
I am not currently a member of the Inner Circle. Can I buy a bottle of SCOTTISH BALLET 50?
Yes, from 2nd October 2019 this special edition whisky will be available from general sale from the Highland Park online shop.
Do I also need to be registered with the Highland Park online shop to purchase a bottle of SCOTTISH BALLET 50? No, although registering on the online shop in advance will speed up the process of completing your order if you are successful in securing a bottle. You can register by following this link https://shop.highlandparkwhisky.com/account/register.
Will it be possible to buy SCOTTISH BALLET 50 from the Highland Park Distillery and at the new visitor experience store at 48 Albert Street, Kirkwall?
SCOTTISH BALLET 50 is currently only available to purchase online from the Highland Park online shop.
Which countries can SCOTTISH BALLET 50 be delivered to?
As with all whiskies sold on our online shop we are able to offer delivery of SCOTTISH BALLET 50 to Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the Channel Islands. Unfortunately, for legal reasons Highland Park is not able to offer delivery to other countries at this stage and is continuing to work on a solution to this.
Do I have to be a resident of these countries to purchase?
This whisky can only be delivered to addresses within Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the Channel Islands. However you do not need to be a resident of these countries to purchase providing you can give a shipping address within one of them.
Why is SCOTTISH BALLET 50 not available for delivery to my country?
There are different legal issues that affect Highland Park’s ability to deliver whisky ordered online to addresses outside the UK. Highland Park is continuing to work on a solution that will allow delivery to a wider range of countries in the future.
What extra charges might apply for delivery to my chosen country?
All alcohol products sold by Highland Park are subject to UK alcohol tax. If Highland Park is exporting products to an address in the European Union (EU) prices are subject to the appropriate rate of VAT and alcohol tax depending on the delivery country.
For all deliveries outside of the EU, UK VAT will not be charged. However, your order will be subject to local sales taxes and duties upon arrival in your chosen country, which are levied at the time the package clears customs. All additional charges are the responsibility of the recipient. As customs policies vary widely from country to country, Highland Park has no control over these charges. Please contact your local customs office for further information.
When will I receive my bottle?
SCOTTISH BALLET 50 will be available for shipping from the 9th October 2019. Orders are expected to be delivered within 10 working days from the 9th of October 2019. If you have not received your bottle within 10 working days of ordering, please contact email email@example.com .
Who will deliver my bottle?
Your order will be fulfilled by our fulfilment partners Mail Marketing UK and it will be delivered by DHL.
Can I specify a delivery date?
After your order you will receive a shipment notification from DHL which will allow you to track your delivery and delay delivery until a specific delivery date using the holiday hold option.
Can I collect my bottle purchased online from the Highland Park Distillery?
At this time collection of whisky ordered online cannot be collected from the distillery.
What is the process if I want to return my purchase of SCOTTISH BALLET 50?
If you wish to return products which are not damaged, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your order within 7 days of delivery of the goods. Any returned products must be returned to Highland Park in good condition, with all packaging intact.
My order has not arrived – what is going on?
Highland Park expects most orders to be delivered within 10 working days from the 9th of October 2019 when the whisky will be ready for shipping. If it has been over 10 working days since you placed your order please contact email email@example.com and we will come back to you with an update as soon as we can.
It’s been over 10 working days since I placed my order and it has still has not been delivered – what is going on?
We are very sorry to hear that you have experienced a delay in receiving your order. We expect most orders to be delivered within 10 working days from the 9th of October 2019 when the whisky is available for shipping. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will come back to you with an update as soon as we can.
My bottle of SCOTTISH BALLET 50 is damaged, can you help?
If upon delivery of your order, the goods are damaged or incorrect, please contact us within 3 working days of receipt by emailing email@example.com . Please provide as much information as possible including your order number and details of any damage including photographs. We will do our best to provide a replacement if available. If a replacement is not available we will refund the full cost of the item only. No compensation will be paid.
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Your order may be subject to local sales taxes and duties upon arrival in your chosen country, which are levied at the time the package clears customs. All additional charges are the responsibility of the recipient. As customs policies vary widely from country to country, The Highland Park Online Shop has no control over these charges. Please contact your local customs office for further information.
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