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: Royal Brackla – 7 Years Old (The Whisky Cellar)

This post is about two things: 1) a whisky, and 2) the brilliance of independent bottling. We'll come to the whisky in a moment, but for me, one of the most beautiful things about independent bottling is that you can capture, sample or explore a rare cask or expression which may otherwise be kept behind … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Royal Brackla – 7 Years Old (The Whisky Cellar)