Highland Park

There is honesty in Highland Park. It is a whisky, which exudes balance and complexity in every glass. It is not about fashion, trends or bandwagons. Highland Park is made today with the same enduring belief and integrity, to the same exacting standards, as it always has been. This approach accounts for the appeal of Highland Park, which is now respected by whisky lovers as one of the greatest single malts in the world. This appreciation is based on an unbroken tradition of whisky-making stretching back at Highland Park to 1798.

HIGHLAND PARK 10 YEAR OLD

Highland Park 10 Year Old pays tribute to Viking enduring influence on Orkney and the value they placed on skilled craftsmanship and a steadfast work ethic. Centuries ago, long before Orkney became part of Scotland, it belonged to the vast Viking Kingdom. Magnus Eunson, who founded Highland Park in 1798, was a direct descendant of those early Viking pioneers who settled there, becoming part of Orkney and leaving their mark on the landscape, culture and people. Does that shape the character of Highland Park whisky? Without a shadow of a doubt.

A naturally light and golden coloured whisky, Highland Park 10-Year-Old delivers citrus fruits, vanilla, peppery spices, and heather peat, with a light smoke influence. Aged in American oak casks (Quercus Alba) for a minimum of 10 years & combined with sherry cask matured whiskey of the same age. Predominantly American oak-driven, with spice, raisins & exotic fruits coming from sherry seasoned European oak.

Tasting notes

Colour:
Natural colour

Nose:
Spicy, peardrops, fruity, light smoke

Palate:
Sweet vanilla, light spicy, cedar wood, lightly peaty/smoky

Finish:
Lingering sweet and spicy notes

ABV

40%

Volume

700mL

HIGHLAND PARK 12 YEAR OLD

Viking honour is the heart and soul of Highland Park. It reflects the unique culture of  Orkney – part of Scotland, yes, but originally belonging to a vast Viking kingdom. Highland Park honours the spirit of their Viking ancestors, shares their pride, integrity and fierce independence and that’s why they continue to distil the award-winning whisky to the same exacting standards introduced in 1798 by founder, Magnus Eunson, a direct descendant of those early Viking settlers. The result is an intensely balanced single malt scotch whisky – a perfect harmony of aromatic smoky peat and the flavours of sweet heather honey and rich fruit cake. Smooth, full and rounded, it’s a whisky that truly stands apart.

Highland Park 12-Year-Old is predominantly driven by first fill European oak casks, providing a darker natural colour & a mature fruity yet smoky character.

Tasting notes

Colour
Natural. Glowing amber

Nose
Heather-honey sweetness, gentle peaty smokiness

Palate
Rounded smoke and honey sweetness, full malt delivery. Oak, alongside equal amounts of dried fruits and spice.

Finish
Sweet and lingering with heathery notes and subtle smoke right at the end.

ABV

40%

Volume

700mL

HIGHLAND PARK 15 YEAR OLD

To create the Highland Park 15 Year Old Viking Heart, Master Whisky Maker Gordon Motion selected predominantly sherry seasoned European oak casks to deliver warm, spicy notes and sherry seasoned American oak casks to provide a balance of sweet vanilla. Expertly adding just a few refill casks to soften and smooth the flavours, Gordon chose to bottle at 44% ABV to allow the whisky’s vibrant fruitiness and distinctive heathery peat smoke shine through.

Highland Park 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky comes in a ceramic decanter, a nod to centuries past, when whisky was stored in earthenware vessels. The lead-free porcelain decanter is 100% food-safe, glazed inside and out, and embossed with the lion and serpent design that appears on many of Highland Park’s glass bottles. The decanter is manufactured sustainably by Wade Ceramics (Est. 1810) of Stoke-on-Trent, England, using locally sourced raw materials.

Tasting notes

Colour
Light golden, clear and bright

Nose
Rich and spicy toasted cinnamon, crème brulee, and heather-rich honey to open. Intensely fruity notes of fresh pineapple with a scattering of sun-kissed lemon zest follow.

Palate
Freshly-baked vanilla sponge cake still warm from the oven. Then cinnamon again, but this time toasted shards.

Finish
Citrus and vanilla notes linger, finishing with aromatic waves of peat smoke.

ABV

44%

Volume

700mL

HIGHLAND PARK 18 YEAR OLD

Named Best Spirit in the World in the Spirit Journal, on two separate occasions, the intense balance of the flavours found in Highland Park 18 Year Old owes everything to the five traditional keystones of production, honoured for over 220 years. Slow-burning, aromatic peat from Hobbister Moor; hand-turned floor maltings, Sherry seasoned European oak casks, cool maturation in the temperate island climate and a long and unhurried harmonisation process.

Highland Park 18-Year-Old is predominantly matured in 1st fill European oak Sherry-seasoned casks, delivering a remarkable complexity over time. It delivers lingering layers of sweet honeyed malt wrapped up in subtle floral peat smoke. Over 18 years, the cool Northern climate causes the whisky to age slowly and evenly, providing balanced maturation and depth of flavour.

Tasting notes

Colour
Natural colour, burnished gold, clear and bright.

Nose
Rich, mature oak, hints of chocolate and cherry. Top note of aromatic smoke.

Palate
Rich, full flavour, honey sweetness, chocolate and peat.

Finish
Soft, round and long with a whisper of peat on the finish.

ABV

40%

Volume

700mL

HIGHLAND PARK 21 YEAR OLD

Master Whisky Maker Gordon Motion hand-selected almost identical quantities of first-fill sherry seasoned European oak casks, first-fill sherry seasoned American oak casks and refill casks for this incredibly intense yet beautifully balanced August 2019 Release of Highland Park 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

The European first-fill sherry seasoned oak hogsheads produce bright aromas of tangy ginger and sun-ripened oranges, while ex-bourbon American Oak casks add a fine layer of vanilla cream and golden honey. Finally, the refill hogsheads deliver a hint of nutty toasted oak, softening the whisky’s smoky and spicy complexity.

Tasting notes

Colour
Deep autumnal russet.

Nose
Freshly-cut pineapple, ripe mango and light golden syrup.

Palate
Exquisitely balanced harmony of juicy pears, sun-dried sultanas, vanilla pods and nutty toasted oak.

Finish
Deliciously sweet and spicy with lingering peat smoke on the palate.

ABV

46%

Volume

700mL

HIGHLAND PARK 25 YEAR OLD

The rare, limited batch Highland Park 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky release has been created from fewer than 20 sherry seasoned European oak casks, first-fill ex-bourbon casks and refill casks, hand-selected by Master Whisky Maker, Gordon Motion. Over time, each cask has developed its own distinctive character, and the culmination of this marriage is a brilliant flavour profile of rich vanilla and honey fudge against a backdrop of smouldering Orkney peat and salty sea spray.

Tasting notes

Colour
Gold with warm hints of copper.

Nose
Dark chocolate, fudge, heather honey, nutty toffee and dried fruits.

Palate
Rich and nutty spice balanced by a fruity sweetness.

Finish
Long and smooth, leaving hints of heathery peat smoke and a whisper of salty sea spray lingering on the palate.

ABV

46%

Volume

700mL

HIGHLAND PARK 30 YEAR OLD

The Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whisky 30 Year Old Spring 2019 release was created from fewer than 20 casks laid down in 1989 and earlier years. This rare and limited batch is the rarefied result of a trio of different cask types, producing a complex and finely balanced single malt scotch whisky.

First-fill ex-bourbon casks provide sweet notes of vanilla and honey with hints of sharp citrus; first-fill ex-bourbon casks add rich layers of stewed fruit and warm spice flavours; and finally, a small number of refill casks round off the harmony of flavours.

Highland Park Distillery in Kirkwall, Orkney, has been crafting award-winning whisky since 1798. Age, experience and respect for tradition may define their single malt whisky, but it’s Orkney that sets it apart. Something magic happens on Orkney and the result is the wild harmony of flavours found in this whisky.

Tasting notes

Colour
Golden with hints of glowing amber.

Nose
Layers of sweet vanilla, floral honey and soft caramel.

Palate
Bright citrus notes with hints of bitter dark chocolate and warm spices.

Finish
Dry at the finish, leaving a lingering impression of aromatic peat smoke.

ABV

45.2%

Volume

700mL

HIGHLAND PARK 40 YEAR OLD

A true testament to patience, the Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whisky 40 Year Old was created using a high proportion of first-fill sherry seasoned European oak casks originally laid down before 1979. This single malt whisky is both highly complex and beautifully balanced, exhibiting layers of aromatic smoke yielding delicately to sweet notes of toffee, dark chocolate and candied lemon.

The final 10 years of maturation at Highland Park using first-fill sherry casks to add extra depth and richness to this very rare, limited-release whisky. Described in Whisky Magazine as “an incredibly well drinking Highland Park… sharing some of the 18 Year Old’s refinement but taking it into a different league”.

This limited batch release bottled at 43.2% ABV.

Tasting notes

Colour
Rich and coppery with amber hues.

Nose
Dry and spicy, dark chocolate and light sea salt.

Palate
Soft dark fruits, nutmeg and vanilla lifted by sun-dried orange zest.

Finish
Long clean caramel finish with a hint of aromatic peat.

ABV

43.2%

Volume

700mL

HIGHLAND PARK VALFATHER

Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whisky has launched a special edition whisky, Valfather, the final part of the Viking Legend series inspired by the Orkney based distillery’s Viking history. The trilogy highlights the journey to Ragnarök, the battle at the end of the world and has inspired the packaging and taste profiles of the whiskies created by Highland Park’s master whisky maker, Gordon Motion.

Valfather, named after Odin, the mightiest of the Norse Gods, is the distillery’s most peated release to date. Created using some of the distillery’s finest 100% refill casks to reflect the ethereal and lighter feel of Valhalla, Odin’s hall, the whisky’s higher phenolic level displays Odin’s power.

Overall, Valfather is the richest and smokiest in taste profile compared to the rest of the series and Highland Park’s classic whiskies.

As well as the hallmark aromatic peat smoke, it tastes of creamy vanilla, toasted cedar wood with a long floral aromatic finish offset by notes of crisp apple and sweet fragrant pear.

The Viking Legend series rise in phenolic level throughout the collection and each has their own distinctive flavour profile. Valkyrie the first in the series, uses predominantly European sherry seasoned oak, while Valknut uses American sherry seasoned oak and Orkney’s tartan barley.

Inspiration for the packaging design came from the ancient picture stones from Stora Hammars in Gotland, Sweden and was designed by Jim Lyndvild.

Tasting notes

Appearance
Natural colour, bright gold.

Nose
Crisp apple with sweet fragrant pear.

Palate
Creamy vanilla crème brûlée with toasted cedarwood and warming paprika.

Finish
Long floral smoke perfectly offset by notes of fresh fruit.

ABV

47%

Volume

700mL

HIGHLAND PARK TRISKELION

Triskelion is the product of three legendary Highland Park Whisky Makers – Gordon Motion, Max McFarlane and John Ramsay – coming together to explore the influence of wood and cask seasoning on Highland Park whisky.

The three Master Whisky Makers hand-selected and combined three principal cask types: first-fill sherry seasoned Spanish oak butts, first-fill sherry seasoned American oak casks, and first-fill bourbon barrels and hogsheads. These were balanced by a small number of refill casks that provide a degree of softness to this single malt whisky’s final flavour.

The result is a complex and full-bodied expression of Highland Park – a vibrant union of tangy Seville oranges, sultanas and raisins, sweet apricots, heather honey, stomped coriander seeds and aromatic peat smoke. A single malt as full of character as its three creators.

Tasting notes

Appearance
Natural colour, deep russet, clear and bright

Nose
Seville oranges, coriander seeds, crème brûlée, cloudy honey, lightly peated with a hint of rose

Palate
Orange peel, apricots, cumin vanilla and light smoke

Finish
Lingering sweet, citrus and spice

ABV

45.1%

Volume

700mL

HIGHLAND PARK MJØLNER

The bespoke Mjølner Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whisky 14 Year Old special release was produced in a partnership with ‘The Speakeasy Group’ for its Mjølner venues in Sydney and Melbourne.

Matured in European oak sherry seasoned casks and American oak casks and refill casks, hand-selected by Master Whisky Maker Gordon Motion,

deliver and complement the spicy notes to this special release Highland Park Mjølner. Then the sweetness of American oak sherry seasoned casks balances the flavour.

The result is a beautiful autumnal leaf colour to the whisky, with aromas of cinnamon coated marzipan, peach skins and nutmeg. On the palate, it brings on a sweet vanilla taste accompanied by light cedar, spices and, of course, the unique Highland Park gentle smokiness.

Tasting notes

Appearance
Natural colour, deep russet, clear and bright.

Nose
Warming spices, nutmeg, dried fruit and cinnamon-coated marzipan.

Palate
Sweet honey, vanilla, spices and dark chocolate.

Finish
Light cedar, honey with a lingering gentle smokiness.

ABV

56.5%

Volume

700mL

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