Tasting Notes: The Scalasaig – Island Hopper (Tobermory 2013)

A couple of years ago we wrote about the launch of an exciting new brand of whisky: The Scalasaig. Their first bottling was a blended malt scotch whisky and that marriage of malts celebrated all that the Scottish isles and coastal distilleries had to offer - blending 10 distilleries’ wares in total - all contributing … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Scalasaig – Island Hopper (Tobermory 2013)

Tasting Notes: Highland Park – 15 Years Old (Viking Heart)

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)

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)