Highland Park Viking Heart 15 Year Old
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islands
  • Distillery Highland Park
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 44%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • rich
  • spicy
  • honey
  • cinnamon
  • fruit
  • lemon
  • pineapple
  • smoky
  • citrus

Highland Park

Viking Heart 15 Year Old (0.75l, 44%)

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A fruity and vibrant dram with a touch of heathery peat smoke.

Situated on the Orkney Islands to the west of Kirkwall, Highland Park is the most northerly distillery in the World. It was founded by Magnus Eunson in the late 18th century, one of many Orcadian smugglers and illicit Whisky producers who rebelled against the heavy excise duties imposed to finance the war with Napoleon. It is said that he used his position as Church Officer to conceal Whisky beneath the church pulpit. The distillery was licensed in 1826 by Robert Borwick, whose son-in-law, the local Exciseman John Robertson, is generally credited with routing out the smugglers. Highland Park is one of the few distilleries to use hard water. Also unusual is the use of traditional floor maltings for germinating the barley, which is then dried over a fire of local aromatic heather peat. This is the source of the heathery smokiness that is characteristic of the Highland Park Whisky.

Created by Master Whisky Maker Gordon Motion, Highland Park Viking Heart 15 Year Old was aged in mostly first-fill European Sherry seasoned oak casks and a smaller portion of American Sherry seasoned oak casks. The first impart warm and dry spicy notes while the latter leave behind notes of vanilla and crème brûlée behind. Then, a few refill casks are added to the mix just to soften and smoothen the flavors a bit. Bottled at 88 proof, this is a vibrant and fruity Whisky with a touch of heathery peat smoke shining through. Oh, and it comes in a special ceramic decanter, just like in the good old days of yore (a.k.a. a couple of centuries ago).

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islands
  • Distillery Highland Park
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 44%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Light golden

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Rich and spicy with heather honey, crumbled cinnamon, and fruity notes.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Toasted cinnamon shards, peat smoke, vanilla, sponge cake, lemon zest, pineapple, and heather-rich honey flavors.

Finish
Lingering with peat smoke, citrus, and vanilla.

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  • rich
  • spicy
  • honey
  • cinnamon
  • fruit
  • lemon
  • pineapple
  • smoky
  • citrus
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
The 'Valhalla' range of Highland Park is named after the Norse mythological gods.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
The 'Valhalla' range of Highland Park is named after the Norse mythological gods.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
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