Tasting Notes: Highland Park – 18 Years Old (Viking Pride)

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)

Tasting Notes: Talisker – Select Reserve (Game Of Thrones – House Greyjoy)

Each month in the first half of this year I picked up one or two of the Game of Thrones (‘GoT’) single malt whiskies and now have a complete set. Though I love whisky and have loved the TV show, this is not a collection for collecting’s sake - this is for drinking and I … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Talisker – Select Reserve (Game Of Thrones – House Greyjoy)

Tasting Notes: Highland Park – Valfather

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