Highland Park 18 Year Single Malt Scotch
FILL YOUR HORNS WITH VIKING GLORY.
Named Best Spirit in the World in the Spirit Journal, on two separate occasions, the intense balance of the flavours owes everything to its 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 a temperate island climate. And a long and unhurried harmonisation process. Like its founder, Magnus Eunson, Highland Park shares its Viking ancestors’ commitment to skilled craftsmanship as well as their proud, independent spirit.
Unquestionably remote, the fiercely independent Orkney Islands once sat at the crossroads between powerful Nordic and Scottish cultures and were ruled by the Viking Kings of Norway and Denmark. Highland Park carries on the Viking traditions with a whiskey that, like its island and its people, stands apart.
Once a Viking, Always a Viking
Highland Park founder, Magnus Eunson, was a direct Viking descendant. A butcher and church officer by day, and a smuggler by night, he set up his illicit still at a little bothy at High Park, overlooking Kirkwall – still the site of Highland Park today. We say that our distillery was founded in 1798 – but in truth, that’s just the year that the authorities finally caught up with Magnus – whisky was certainly being produced here before that! With the exception of the smuggling operation, very little has changed in those intervening years. We stay true to the exacting standards of whisky making our founder introduced, and share his bold and uncompromising approach. In fact, you could say we’re a whisky crafted in the old way by a new generation of Vikings.
Age: 18 years
Proof: 86 (43% ABV)
Distiller: Highland Park, Islands, Scotland
Family: Highland Park
We can't ship to: AL, KY, MA, MD, MS, ND, NH, NV, NY, PA, TX, UT, VT, WV
A honey kiss while laying in a peat bog, covered in flowers.
Toffee and fruit on the tongue with a hint of coffee.
An elegant, smokey finish.