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)
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)
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
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
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 shelves … Continue reading Highland Park 12: New Outside, Same Inside?