It has become something of an unwritten rule that scotch distilleries revere certain landmarks in their journey: 12 years, 15 years, and 18 years are seemingly those milestones when it comes to core range releases. During my time as a whisky drinker, that middle entrant has done the hokey cokey within the Highland Park core … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Highland Park – 15 Years Old (Viking Heart)
If you’ve been on this site before then you’ll know that we are huge fans of Highland Park whiskies – see numerous tasting notes and posts here – so if you’re anything like us then you’ll be signed up to the Highland Park newsletter. For the HP die-hards, there have been a few social media … Continue reading News: The Highland Park 15yo Is BACK!
In 2017, the good folk at Highland Park really doubled down on promoting their Viking roots as part of their Orcadian history. The chunky, rectangular bottles were replaced with a new bottom-heavy curved design, laden with embossed markings inspired by the Viking carvings at Orkney’s Urnes Stave Church and assorted Viking paraphernalia. With that rebrand, … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Highland Park – 18 Years Old (Viking Pride)
If you are a fan of Scotch whisky at all then it wouldn’t have gone unnoticed by you that Highland Park have quite an affinity with their Viking heritage. And it’s effective. You can’t deny that it certainly makes their whiskies stand out from the crowd. Horned helmets on the bottle? That’s a Highland Park. … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Highland Park – Harald
This whisky represents the third and final part of Highland Park’s Viking Legend series. The trilogy started with Valkyrie in 2017, followed by Valknut in 2018, and now this closing release of 2019: Valfather. Each release has been supported by heavy Viking imagery and mythology alongside designs from Danish designer Jim Lyngvild. The Valfather himself … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Highland Park – Valfather
In April 2019, Highland Park have created a new special release single malt whisky in collaboration with Danish tattoo artist Colin Dale, which has been unleashed into the world as the 16yo Twisted Tattoo. The story behind the whisky again looks to the Orcadians’ Viking heritage alongside our current trends to brand ourselves as both … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Highland Park – Twisted Tattoo
In 2017 the team at Highland Park wanted to release a whisky which displayed their master distiller’s skills and create something different to the standard HP playbook that we have come to know and love. The trend to be bucked was the use of sherry casks, and the release of Full Volume represents a limited … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Highland Park – Full Volume