A bottle of the 2017-redesigned Highland Park 18, now in keeping with their overall Viking theme. The bottling now features an embossed design based upon the Urnes Stave Church in Norway, which dates back to 1132.
An Orkney icon, spirits writing legend F. Paul Pacault described this bottling as a “perfect whisky. Which is to say it’s totally in harmony”.
Well aged, this dram displays sherry cask influence. The bottling offers up notes of coastal peat, toffee, honey, stewed fruits, raisins, figs, prunes, light sherry, a little toasted almond, tobacco smoke, a little chocolate fudge, oak, a hint of lemon, coffee, heather, and gentle herbs (bay leaf and rosemary particularly). Discreet and perfectly balanced.
A consistently good bottling, every serious whisky fan should try this dram at some point.