Highland Park looks to history for its new 15 year old single malt

December 15, 2021
By Matt Mesite

From the Orkney Islands off the northeastern coast of Scotland, award winning distillery Highland Park has launched a 15 Year Old single malt Scotch Whisky with the 15 years old to become part of its range on a permanent basis.

Highland Park 15 Year Old Viking Heart is presented in a heavily embossed ceramic bottle, created in partnership with renowned specialist, UK based Wade Ceramics. The inspiration behind for the bottle’s design came from the ancient earthenware vessels in which the whisky would have been stored centuries ago at the distillery.

Committed to environmental responsibility, focusing on sustainable manufacturing and using locally sourced raw materials, the tea the lead-free porcelain decanter is 100 per cent food safe, glazed inside and out and embossed with the lion and serpent design that appears on many of the Highland Park glass bottles.

Created from casks hand-selected by Highland Park, Master Whisky Maker, Gordon Motion, the 15 Year Old contains a high percentage of first-fill European oak sherry seasoned casks which delivers a warm, dry spicy note while first-fill American oak sherry seasoned casks back this up with notes of vanilla and crème brûlée. A small proportion of refill casks allow the DNA of Highland Park whisky to shine through, namely its gentle heather peat and lightly fruity character.

Godon Motion, Highland Park, Master Whisky Maker, said: “Our insistence on especially constructed sherry casks delivers a richness of flavour. Vanilla and citrus notes lead and combine with the unique fragrant peat and creamy mouthfeel synonymous with Highland Park. The hand selection of quality first-fill and refill casks for Highland Park 15 Year Old delivers a rich colour which is 100 per cent natural.”

Bottled at 44% ABV, this retains more of the compounds which deliver a whisky with extra body and enhanced mouthfeel.

The whisky is available for purchase at $185.00 a bottle at selected leading Independent retailers and select On Premise venues. A list of key stockists can be found here: https://www.highlandparkwhisky.com/en/news/highland-park-15-year-old-viking-heart-stockists

 To find out more visit: www.highlandparkwhisky.com.

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