Centuries ago, long before Orkney became part of Scotland, it belonged to a vast Viking Kingdom. Magnus Eunson, who founded Highland Park in 1798, was a direct descendant of those early Viking pioneers who settled in this island home, becoming part of Orkney and leaving their mark on the landscape, the culture and the people. Does that shape the character of Highland Park whisky? Without a shadow of a doubt.
My great ancestors are not gone, you can find them in my flesh, blood and soul - Old Viking Saying
Nose: Honey, sherry, vanilla, salty, hint of smoke and a hint of citrus.
Palate: Sea salt, citrus, soft smoke on the front palate ... vanilla, apples, pears, some honey and heather on the back palate.
Finish: Medium-long smokey finish with a caramel sweetness, Christmas spices, peaches and apples.