Highland Park Aged 10 Years ‘Viking Scars’ Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Volume: 750ml ABV: 40% Age: 10 Years Old Country: Scotland
Highland Park remains the most northerly whisky distillery in Scotland, although not by much, as it is little more than a stone’s throw from fellow Orcadian, Scapa. Accounts of the distillery’s genesis vary, and the truth is probably lost to the mists of time, but it is thought that a local farmer named David Robertson founded what we now know as Highland Park distillery in 1798, on the site of an illicit still operated by nefarious smuggler (and former priest) Magnus Eunson. Since its introduction as a single malt in the late 1970s, the distillery has been awarded many plaudits, not least of which came from the late, great whisky writer Michael Jackson, who called it “the greatest all rounder in the world of whisky”. It’s characteristic style coming from the use of Sherry casks, along with an often cited heathery sweetness imparted to the spirit by way of the distinct Orcadian peat used during the malting process.
A newly released bottling from the Highland Park distillery. (Please note that picture shows 43% abv but product available is the 40% abv)
Our Tasting Notes
Nose: Fruity and slightly peaty. Heather and sea breeze, oranges, apples and peaches.
Palate: Soft on the palate. Coastal notes then apples, pears and almonds. Ginger, zesty grapefruit and bitter herbs.
Finish: Soft on the finish, oily. Almonds and lashings of fruit.
|Dimensions||35 × 10 × 10 cm|
Bourbon Cask, Peat Smoke
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