Our Master Whisky Maker, Gordon Motion, carefully selects 120 casks, matured for 18 years or longer, and marries them together, letting the flavours slowly combine to gather depth and consistency.
The marrying process gives our whisky valuable time to harmonise in the cask before being bottled. A deliberately slow and unhurried stage, long since abandoned by many distilleries, cask harmonisation remains one of our five keystones of production. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s a time-honoured tradition that we proudly uphold to achieve the intense balance that is our hallmark.
By bottling this 18 Year Old at its marrying strength, the whisky’s delicious hints of heather honey, chocolate and cherries are intensified. It’s rich and sweet, overlaid with subtle top notes of aromatic peat smoke. We take great pride in our whisky and in working to the exacting standards laid down by our founder, Magnus Eunson, in 1798. A direct descendent of the Vikings who settled on Orkney over 1,000 years ago, he shared their fierce independence and commitment to skilled craftsmanship.
In VIKING PRIDE TRAVEL EDITION we celebrate our own commitment to craft and to doing things our own way, just like our Viking forefathers.
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Clear, bright, burnished gold (average colour tint 12.6)
Cherry conserve | Rich dark chocolate | Heather honey | Aromatic peat smoke
46% (marrying strength)
€120 RSP (only available in Duty Free)
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