Highland Park Viking Scars 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islands
  • Distillery Highland Park
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • rancio
  • dark fruit
  • spicy
  • orange zest
  • cardamom
  • ginger
  • peaty
  • figs

Highland Park

Viking Scars 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (0.7l, 40%)

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Character Goatson

A new entry into the Single Malt world of Highland Park is aged ten years in Sherry-season American and European oak.

Highland Park is the most northerly distillery in Scotland on the Orkney island. Legend has it that it was founded by Whisky smuggler Magnus Eunson in the late 1700s and that he used his position as a church officer to conceal Whisky beneath the church pulpit. Don’t assume that "Highland Park" means their Whisky is made in the Highland style. In character, their Spirit is closer to a midpoint between Lowland and Islay Single Malts. Perhaps the most famous Whiskey connoisseur of all time — journalist Michael Jackson — called Highland Park, "The greatest all-rounder in the world of Malt Whisky."

Would you name your Whisky "scars?" Well, Highland Park did exactly that. And we’ve read a lot of speculation as to why the chose such a name, but then we decided to just happily drink the Single Malt and leave that question unanswered.

Highland Park Viking Scars 10 Years Old is actually the youngest age-stated dram in their core lineup. But ten year is nothing to sneeze at. This is the famous Single Malt aged in Sherry-seasoned American and European oak casks for a decade. And we would take it as a daily dram given the chance.

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islands
  • Distillery Highland Park
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Antique Gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is balanced with a nice smokiness over notes of rancio, dark fruit, and Highland wildflowers.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate opens with spicy notes of flamed orange zest, cardamom, and ginger followed by smoky peat and grilled fig.

Finish
The finish is long with the briny peat getting well-noticed and a dash of black pepper and wildflower honey.

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  • smoky
  • rancio
  • dark fruit
  • spicy
  • orange zest
  • cardamom
  • ginger
  • peaty
  • figs
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
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