Gone from the shelves, but certainly not forgotten, our three hidden treasures are wonderful examples of the different expressions of Highland Park we’ve released over the years. Each has its own unique flavour profile, driven by different cask types and combinations, yet each shares the intensely balanced smoky sweetness that sits at the heart of every Highland Park whisky.
Originally launched in 2012 in Duty Free, DRAKKAR is a rich and smooth single malt, created using a high proportion of first-fill sherry seasoned American and Spanish oak casks.
The most spectacular of the legendary Viking longships, the Drakkar symbolised mighty Norse power. Historical sources suggest each ship’s prow would feature a figurehead carving of a fearsome beast – typically a serpent-like dragon – to protect the ship and its crew in battle and ward off the terrible sea monsters of Norse mythology.
Rich amber in colour, DRAKKAR reveals a character as bold as the warships it celebrates.
70cl | 40% ABV | UK RSP £70.00
Originally launched in 2011 in Duty Free, LEIF ERIKSSON reveals a wonderful balance of honey sweetness, citrus fruit and spicy smoke, thanks to its maturation in sherry seasoned American oak casks.
Famous Viking explorer Leif Eriksson was the first ‘European’ known to have set foot in America and as such was fitting inspiration behind our choice of selecting only whisky matured in sherry seasoned American oak casks for this release.
Aged for 10 years in a combination of sherry seasoned American and European oak casks, AMBASSADOR’S CHOICE has been bottled at 46% ABV, without chill filtration, to intensify the classic smoky sweetness that is Highland Park’s trademark. Full-bodied and rich, it delivers a beautiful balance of rich vanilla and sherried notes with flavours of plum and peach and just a hint of salty-sweet liquorice.