Whisky fans get ready for this premium pop-up dining event, bringing the unique experience of one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland to Sydney, for a limited time only. Created by award-winning distiller Highland Park, the ‘A Wild Harmony’ immersive whisky dining experience invites Sydneysiders to a curated three course meal, showcasing Scotland’s most complex and balanced whiskies through the Highland Park range.
The pop-up will take place at the iconic Palm House in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens from 3-4 June 2022. Guests will get to try a different Highland Park whisky paired with each of the three courses, treating their taste buds to a glass of “Orkney Harmony”. The menu will consist of:
- An entree of house poached king prawns with smoked fennel puree, sorrel and nasturtium leaf paired with 12 Year Old Highland Park whisky.
- A main of red braised wagyu beef daube, porcini cream, onion petals, radish, linaria served with charcoal bread rolls and whipped chive butter and paired with 15 Year Old Highland Park whisky.
- A dessert of honey poached pear, brown butter crumble and brown sugar ice cream parfait paired with 18 Year Old Highland Park whisky.
Cocktails will also be served using Highland Park’s iconic whisky blends, including Highball with Lemon and Soda, Old Fashioned Ginger and Vanilla and Old Fashioned Salted Honey.
Described as the most “complex and balanced whisky on the planet”, Highland Park is a wildly harmonious single malt whisky characterised by a uniquely complex balance of flavours shaped by the extraordinary contrasts of its Orkney Island home. From such a distinct and seemingly harsh place comes the most balanced and harmonious single malt whisky, that balances heather honey, spicy fruitcake and peat smoke.
Speaking of the pop-up event, Mark Hickey, National Brand Ambassador for Highland Park, says: “Highland Park is all about offering people a ‘A Wild Harmony’ through our dynamic blend of unexpected contrasts. With the cooler months arriving in Sydney, we were inspired to bring an immersive experience of Scotland’s rugged northeastern coast to the beautiful Botanic Gardens. We can’t wait to share this experience and transport attendees to a wild place – the home of Highland Park, on the Orkney Islands and the most northerly distillery in Scotland. We’ve been making Highland Park malt Scotch whisky the same way for over 200 years using only the finest quality seasoned oak casks, matured over time – it’s fair to say it’s the perfect accompaniment for the cooler months, or any occasion in fact. We’re excited to show consumers how versatile our whisky can be, and how easy it is to pair it with a variety of delicious foods.”
Event attendees will also be able to try Highland Park’s recently launched 15 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky, Viking Heart. Created from casks hand-selected by Highland Park, Master Whisky Maker, Gordon Motion, the 15 Year Old contains a high percentage of first-fill European oak sherry seasoned casks which delivers a warm, dry spicy note while first-fill American oak sherry seasoned casks back this up with notes of vanilla and crème brûlée. A small proportion of refill casks allow the DNA of Highland Park whisky to shine through, namely its gentle heather peat and lightly fruity character.
‘A Wild Harmony’ Experience will be open to consumers from 3 – 4 June and tickets will cost $95 per person. For tickets and event information, visit here.