The Magnus Eunson tour of the Highland Park (HP) distillery was a dream come true for us at Whisky Unplugged. Not only was it a great insight into the past, present and future of the distillery, but it culminated in a genuinely once-in-a-lifetime experience. Once the site visit concluded, we were escorted into a tasting … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Highland Park – Magnus Eunson Tour
During the summer of 2017, the Highland Park core range of single malt whisky releases went through quite the stylistic rebrand as the Orkney dwellers put their viking heritage marketing into overdrive, with 3 age-stated whisky bottles each featuring some new gnarly embossing, and the names, Viking Scars, Viking Honour, and Viking Pride. Of these … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Highland Park – 10 Years Old
It is no big secret that, here at Whisky Unplugged Towers, we are big fans of Highland Park and we rate the 12 year old expression as a ‘companion whisky’ - you know, like a good pet dog: it is faithful, trusty and great company, but, unlike a dog, the HP12 doesn’t require you to … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Highland Park – Dragon Legend
Having recently been lucky enough to receive samples of Highland Park's limited release combo of The Light and The Dark, we thought it would be a good idea to pit them against one another, in a compare and contrast set of notes. Following our recent series of posts, we have sought to make this a … Continue reading Triple Tipple: Highland Park (Light vs Dark)
In the Spring of 2018, the Highland Park distillery has released "The Light" - a counterpart to its 2017 Autumn-Winter release, "The Dark". Given that you can't have one without the other, this expression seeks to contrast its sibling release and focusses on the fresher, more vibrant flavours associated with Spring and Summer. The Light's … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Highland Park – The Light
In late 2017, Highland Park released the first of a proposed two-part mini-series with a whisky called simply "The Dark". The whisky was bottled with an age statement of 17 years old, but this statement was eclipsed (so to speak) by the Viking stylings to emphasise the importance of the Autumn and Winter seasons. Matching … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Highland Park – The Dark
Riddle me this: I have a Viking soul and Victorian history. I am old, new and 12 years old all at once. What am I? You could forgive Highland Park for resting on its laurels. They are one of the most successful whisky brands around--their bottles have always stood out on bar and store … Continue reading Highland Park 12: New Outside, Same Inside?