Highland Park 15YO Viking Heart Whisky
- Single Malt
- Scotland, 700ml
This is a wonderfully rich and complex single malt. Opening with rich and spicy aromas of crème brulee, heather honey and crumbled cinnamon, intensely fruity notes follow - fresh pineapple dressed with a scattering of sun-kissed lemon zest. There’s a hint of freshly-baked sponge cake too, warm from the oven, and you’ll find cinnamon again, but toasted shards this time. Citrus and vanilla notes linger in the aromatic waves of peat smoke.
- Distillery: Highland Park
- Type: Scotch Single Malt Whisky
- Region: Orkney Island, Scotland
- Alcohol: 44%
- Volume: 700ml
- Goes with: Neat or over ice
Crafting the 15 Year Old Viking Heart involved the expertise of Gordon Motion, Highland Park's Master Whisky Maker. His meticulous selection of sherry seasoned European oak casks resulted in rich, spicy notes, while sherry seasoned American oak casks added a harmonious touch of sweet vanilla. A small number of refill casks were introduced to enhance the flavours' smoothness. The whisky is presented at 44% ABV, a choice made by Gordon to showcase the whisky's lively fruity character and distinctive heathery peat smoke.
The choice of a ceramic decanter is rooted in historical inspiration; Highland Park's whisky would have been housed in earthenware vessels many years ago. Wade Ceramics, established in 1810 in Stoke-on-Trent, England, collaborated with the distillery to reimagine this tradition. Aligned with Highland Park's values, Wade prioritizes eco-friendly production and local raw materials. The lead-free porcelain decanter, both internally and externally glazed, features the iconic lion and serpent design found on their glass bottles. Additionally, an intricately embossed heart motif, paying homage to the whisky's name, graces the back of the decanter.
This stunning, iconic 15 year old single malt whisky in its ceramic bottle will impress on any occasion and makes a great gift. Buy right here, we deliver nationwide.
Highland Park is Scotland’s northernmost whisky distillery, lying just to the North-east of fellow Orcadian, Scapa. Orkney is a rugged, beautiful island and the Highland Park distillery sits on a hillside near Kirkwall. Not far off, are sweeping plains of barley field and the rocky outcrops which protrude ominously from the ground. The sea beats the coast; her salty air and the island’s geology contribute to the rich character of Highland Park single malts. The distillery draws its water from the mineral rich springs to the east of the distillery as well as the Crantit Spring.
Highland Park was founded in 1798, by David Robertson on what was once the site of Magnus Eunson's cottage. Eunson was not only a beadle at the local church but also a notorious smuggler. Highland Park was officially licensed in 1826. After James Borwick inherited the distillery in 1869, the production at Highland Park was slowed; James was a priest and believed that whisky production contradicted with his religious status. Accordingly, in 1876 Stuart and Mackay moved in and dramatically helped sales through overseas exportation.
In 1895, James Grant of Glenlivet fame acquired the Highland Park distillery. Three years later he installed further stills, bringing the total to four. One of the few Scotch whisky distilleries to operate onsite floor maltings, Highland Park’s weekly malted barley production of 35 tonnes supplies twenty percent of its own malt requirements, the remainder is shipped in from Simpson’s and Edrington’s maltings respectively. £18 million was spent relaunching the brand; the range was repackaged and remarketed and the buildings were extensively renovated. Highland Park’s future is bright having recently overtaken Islay giant Lagavulin in terms of sales.
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