Orkney-based Highland Park has added a brand new everlasting single malt Scotch whisky to its portfolio: 15-year-old Viking Coronary heart.
Gordon Movement, Highland Park’s grasp whisky maker, handpicked the casks for the 15-year-old. The liquid incorporates a ‘excessive share’ of first-fill European oak Sherry-seasoned casks, mentioned to provide dry, spicy notes.
First-fill American oak Sherry-seasoned casks are mentioned to enhance this with flavours of vanilla, crème brûlée. In the meantime, a small proportion of refill casks give ‘light’ heather peat and ‘calmly fruity’ character.
The whisky has been crammed into closely embossed 700ml ceramic bottles, made in partnership with UK-based Wade Ceramics. The design was impressed by historical earthenware vessels, which might have been used to retailer whisky a century or two in the past on the distillery.
Movement mentioned: “Our insistence on specifically constructed Sherry casks delivers a richness of flavour.
“Vanilla and citrus notes lead and mix with the distinctive aromatic peat and creamy mouthfeel synonymous with Highland Park.
“The hand number of high quality first-fill and refill casks for Highland Park 15 Yr Outdated delivers a wealthy color, which is 100% pure.”
Bottled at 44% ABV, Viking Coronary heart shall be out there for RRP £80 (US$109.33) from specialist whisky retailers, and the model’s on-line store and distillery.
Final month, the Edrington-owned model launched its second cask strength whisky, which sits at 63.9% ABV.