NEW YORK, June 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Highland Park, the Orkney single malt with Viking soul, has partnered with acclaimed landscape designer Lily Kwong and renowned composer Gary Gunn to bring the spirit of the Orcadian summer solstice to New York City's Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall. Titled Highland Park Orkadia, this three-day immersive installation is a celebration of the longest day of the year on one of the most unique landscapes in the world: Orkney, Scotland.

Remote, wild and windswept, Orkney is an archipelago situated off the far north coast of Scotland where the North Sea rises up to meet the Atlantic Ocean. The gale-force winds that assault the islands from every angle create a starkly beautiful treeless landscape dominated by native moss, grasses and heather. This in turn creates the aromatic peat — woodless, but rich in heather — that, when used to dry our malted barley, gives Highland Park whisky its inimitable flavor profile.

Under Viking rule for over 600 years and part of Scotland for the last six centuries, Orkney's identity and culture are closely aligned with those of the Nordic countries. In true Scandinavian form, the summer solstice is one of the most anticipated days of the year on Orkney, rivaling the holidays with its spirit and traditions. On this day, the sun never quite sets. Sunrise and sunset align with the standing stones of the Ring of Brodgar and the natural breaks in the hills, creating a spectacular and spiritual link with our past and the forces of nature. Orcadians celebrate with feasting, dancing, large bonfires and, of course, Highland Park whisky.

Read more: Introducing Highland Park Orkadia: Wild Yet Calm

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MHA/MRFA Trade Show: Manitoba's Hotel & Restaurant Trade Show

("Western Canada's Largest Trade Show for Hotels and Restaurants")

October 23, 2018


Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre Winnipeg (1808 Wellington Ave)

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