Highland Parks Master Whisky Maker, Gordon Motion, carefully selects 120 casks, matured for 18 years or longer, and marries them together, letting the flavours slowly combine to gather depth and consistency to create this 18 year old Travel Edition.
The marrying process gives the whisky valuable time to harmonise in the cask before being bottled. A deliberately slow and unhurried stage, long since abandoned by many distilleries, cask harmonisation remains one of this distillery’s five keystones of production. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s a time-honoured tradition that they proudly uphold to achieve the intense balance that is their hallmark.
By bottling this 18 Year Old at its marrying strength, the whisky’s delicious hints of heather honey, chocolate and cherries are intensified. It’s rich and sweet, overlaid with subtle top notes of aromatic peat smoke. They take great pride in their whisky and in working to the exacting standards laid down by founder, Magnus Eunson, in 1798. A direct descendent of the Vikings who settled on Orkney over 1,000 years ago, he shared their fierce independence and commitment to skilled craftsmanship.
In VIKING PRIDE TRAVEL EDITION the distillery celebrates their own commitment to craft and to doing things their own way, just like their Viking forefathers.
Nose - Rich and sweet with aromatic peat smoke.
Palate - Heather honey, chocolate covered cherries and peat smoke.
Finish - Sweet with lingering smoke.
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