- Highland Park Earl Haakon Edition Three
Third and final release for the Magnus Editions series bottled 2011. Earl Haakon, cousin of Saint Magnus was a warmongering, deceitful and violent Viking who ordered the death of Magnus.
Limited release of 3,300 bottles.
Nose: Shellac, hot fudge, gingercake, lemon zest and blackcurrants with a hint of damsons.
Palate: Sweet vanilla, wood smoke, cedarwood and ginger.
Finish: Lingering spiciness, medium sweet and long.
Highland Park Distillery
Highland Park Single Malt Whisky
Highland Park Distillery is the most northerly malt whisky distillery in Scotland and thus the closest Scottish distillery to the Arctic Circle. Highland Park was established on the periphery of Kirkwall in the Mainland of Orkney in 1825-26 by Robert Borwick, a merchant and straw plaiter in Kirkwall, and John Robertson who owned the land previously known as Rosebank but by 1825 known as Highland Park. Whisky had been distilled illicitly in the vicinity of the Parks of Rosebank by Magnus Eunson least as far back as 1798. Highland Park 12 Year Old, 18 Year Old and 21 Year Old are popular releases.