Highland Park 18 YO Viking Pride Single Malt Scotch Whisky

$281.00

An aptly named single malt, 18 Year Old Viking Pride won the Chairman’s Award in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge in 2018 and 2019 and owes everything to our 5 keystones of production that we’ve honoured for over 220 years.

Tasting Notes

Clear, bright, burnished gold in colour. The high ratio of first-fill sherry seasoned European and American oak casks selected to create our 18 Year Old give it a unique flavour profile of bursting overripe cherries, bitter dark chocolate, sweet marzipan, floral heather honey, and aromatic peat smoke.

AWARDS
Gold

International Spirits Challenge 2020

Gold

The Scotch Whisky Masters 2019 & 2020

Silver

World Whiskies Awards 2019 & 2020

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Distillery Profile:
10 miles from the northernmost reaches of the scottish mainland lie the scattering of 70 or so islands which make up Orkney. They were settled by Vikings over 1,000 years ago. To this day, only 20 are inhabited.
Here the conditions are ruthless. Elemental. Tough for making a living, but perfect for making whisky. The beautiful yet isolated cluster of islands is pounded relentlessly by winds that frequently reach speeds of over 100mph in the winter. No tree can survive such an onslaught. It means that their moorland peat is woodless but rich in fragrant heather, which produces the unique aromatic smokiness of our whisky. In Orkney, unrelenting winds make for unbelievable whiskies.
For over 220 years, they have smoked our barley over 4,000-year-old peat, hand-cut from hobbister moor, just 7 miles from our distillery. No other distillery in the world uses peat like their. Their dense, heather-rich peat burns slowly, and with an astonishing intensity, to create a complex floral aroma in our kilns – the origins of the intensely balanced, smoky sweetness found only in highland park.

 

Region: Highlands, Scotland
Grapes: NIL
Volume: 700ml

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