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.   highlandparkwhisky.com

HIGHLAND PARK 10 YEAR OLD

Highland Park 10 Year Old pays tribute to our ancestors’ 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 a vast Viking Kingdom. Magnus Eunson, who founded Highland Park in 1798, was a direct descendant of those early Viking pioneers who settled in our island home, becoming part of Orkney and part of us, and leaving their mark on our landscape, our culture and our people. Does that shape the character of our whisky? Without a shadow of a doubt.

HIGHLAND PARK 12 YEAR OLD

Viking honour is the heart and soul of highland park. It reflects the unique culture of our remote island home on Orkney – part of Scotland yes, but originally belonging to a vast Viking kingdom. We’d like to share our story with you… Here, at Highland Park, we honour the spirit of our Viking ancestors. We share their pride, integrity and fierce independence and that’s why we continue to distil our award-winning whisky to the same exacting standards introduced in 1798 by our 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 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 our 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 our temperate island climate and a long and unhurried harmonisation process. Like our founder, Magnus Eunson, we share our Viking ancestors’ commitment to skilled craftsmanship as well as their proud, independent spirit.

HIGHLAND PARK VALKYRIE

For Viking warriors, death was not an end, but a glorious beginning. And it began with the Valkyries. Valkyrie, in Norse mythology, was a female figure or spirit that had the power to choose which Viking warriors would die in battle and be taken to join Odin’s army. VALKYRIE celebrates our rich Nordic ancestry here on Orkney, where we were once part of a vast Viking kingdom, and its packaging was designed by internationally renowned designer and Viking Soul, Jim Lyngvild. Valkyrie is the first in the series of three VIKING LEGEND releases and was created by Gordon Motion, Highland Park Master Whisky Maker and has been awarded Chairman’s Trophy in the 2017 Ultimate Spirits Challenge, scoring 99 out of 100.

HIGHLAND PARK VALKNUT

To meet a hero’s death on the battlefield was the highest honour for a viking warrior… Valknut means ‘knot of those slain in battle’.  Its symbol of three interlinked triangles appear on lots of artefacts from the Viking age. According to legend, those Vikings who had met honourable death were marked out by the symbol and spirited away by the Valkyries to Valhalla to join Odin’s mighty army to prepare for Ragnarok, the battle of the end of the world. Valknut is the second in the series of three VIKING LEGEND releases. It was crafted by Gordon Motion, our Master Whisky Maker. Valknut has intensely balanced flavour – matured predominantly in American oak with a slightly higher percentage of peat, compared to Valkyrie, which enhances its sweeter notes. It also uses a small amount of locally grown Tartan barley which adds to its smokier edge.

The packaging has been created by Danish designer Jim Lyngvild and the inspiration for Valknut came from two important Nordic sources in Gotland, Sweden – the first of the four Stora Hammers stones and the picture stone at Tangelgarda.