Highland Park has released Søren Solkær: 26 Years of Photography, a limited edition single malt created to celebrate the distillery’s collaboration with the eponymous Danish photographer.
Solkær, who has previously taken portraits of musicians and artists such as Dave Grohl, David Lynch, the White Stripes and the Arctic Monkeys, has been collaborating with Highland Park for the past three years in an attempt to capture the brand’s ‘viking soul’.
The whisky has been matured in both ex-Sherry American oak casks and first-fill ex-Bourbon casks for 26 years (to reflect Solkær’s 26-year career), and bottled at 40.5% abv.
Said to possess ‘a spicy nose with rich heathery peat smoke’, the whisky, priced at £499, is available globally.
Hold Still: Søren Solkær’s photography captures the distillery, the island and its inhabitants
Jason Craig, global brand director at Highland Park, said: ‘We are delighted to be working with Søren on this very special project – he truly embodies a modern day viking soul through how he gets the best out of all his subject matters.
‘Whilst he is best known for his distinctive images of musicians and movie stars, he has worked with us to develop a collection of over 250 images capturing our people at the distillery, our location in Orkney and of course, our whisky.’
The whisky is packaged with a 230-page book featuring a selection of Solkær’s images of Highland Park and the island of Orkney.
The partnership between Solkær and Highland Park is the latest in a series of collaborations between the distillery and individuals it deems to possess ‘viking soul’, such as tattoo artist Colin Dale for Highland Park Twisted Tattoo and former F1 driver David Coulthard for the brand’s Saltire Edition expressions.