Highland Park 12 Year Old Viking Honour (750ml)
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Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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Highland Park is truly in a realm of its own. Located on the isolated Orkney Island they are heavily influenced by Norse culture which is reflected in their bottlings. Balance is key with Highland Park, perfectly mingling fruit, sweetness and smoke on all their expressions. Coastal influence comes through and you can sense the waves breaking on the rocks and misting the malting barley in every taste. In their words “the salt spray means there’s never been trees on Orkney, leaving only Heather, and because of that the peat is different, and because of that the aroma when it’s burned is different, and that makes Highland Park.”
From the distillery: Spicy and well-rounded, packed with the flavours of sun-kissed Seville oranges and rich fruitcake spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves; you’ll find molten heather honey in this whisky’s waves of heathery peat smoke.
Hand turned malted barley is dried in kilns that have stood the test of time. The youngest of Highland Parks Kilns is just over 100 years old. Matured in sherry cask and American Oak casks, bottled at 40%.
Nose: Classic notes of dates and dried fruits on the nose, followed by caramel, light smoke and green banana peel.
Palate: In the mouth, this scotch has a rich and round mouthfeel with burnt bottoms of chocolate chip cookies and smoke that is well integrated on the mid-palate.
Finish: With toffee on the finish, this is an easy sipping, after dinner Scotch that would bode well for anyone looking to dip a toe in peat.