SPIRIT OF THE BEAR

Background

Resilient and self-sufficient, with a highly developed instinct for survival, the natural characteristics of the bear were much admired by our Viking ancestors.

STORY

Preparing for battle, Viking warriors believed they could harness the great bear’s mighty power and stamina by wrapping themselves in its skins. These fearless warriors became known as ‘berserkers’, their name derived from the old Norse words ‘ber’ – bear and ‘sekr ‘– skin.

Our island home on Orkney was under Viking rule for over 600 years and their myths and legends have become our own. Intensely smoky with a bold spiciness, SPIRIT OF THE BEAR is inspired by our Viking ancestors’ resilient nature and fierce independence – characteristics that sit at the heart of our whisky making today.

… his men rushed forwards without armour… and were strong as bears… but neither fire nor iron told upon themselves. These were called Berserker.

The Ynglinga Saga, Chapter 6, Of Odin’s Accomplishments

SPIRIT OF THE BEAR

NATURAL CASK-DRIVEN COLOUR (NO ADDITIVES)

Bright golden straw (average colour tint 10)

FLAVOURS

Smoky peat | Root ginger | Freshly grated nutmeg | Sweet vanilla pods

ABV

40%

VOLUME

1 litre

PRICE

€50 RSP (only available in Duty Free)

GETTING TO KNOW SPIRIT OF THE BEAR

A simple guide to appreciating the flavours and aromas.

HONOURS

  • Drinks International Travel Retail Awards 2018 | Travel Retail Exclusive of the Year | Gold Medal
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The Orkney Single Malt
with Viking Soul