16 YEAR OLD WINGS OF THE EAGLE

Background

According to the legends of our Viking ancestors, the might eagle which sits at the top of Yggdrasil, the sacred tree, represents wisdom and knowledge. The beating of its wings creates the winds that sweep across Earth.

STORY

Here, on Orkney, those earthly winds sweep across our island home too, reaching speeds of over 100 miles per hour in winter. No trees survive such onslaught so our moorland peat is woodless, but rich in fragrant heather, producing the characteristic aromatic smokiness of our whisky.

16 YEAR OLD WINGS OF THE EAGLE celebrates our wild island climate. Its spicy and elegant character reveals a sophisticated combination of flavours, layered as intricately as the feathers of an eagle’s wing.

There is much to be told. An eagle sits at the top of the ash, and it has the knowledge of many things.

Gylfaginning, The Prose Edda, Chapter 16

16 YEAR OLD

NATURAL CASK-DRIVEN COLOUR (NO ADDITIVES)

Glowing amber (average colour tint 15.5)

FLAVOURS

Sweet figs and apricots | Warm nutmeg | Chocolate coated marzipan | Aromatic peat smoke

ABV

44.5%

VOLUME

700ml

PRICE

€90 RSP (only available in Duty Free)

GETTING TO KNOW 16 YEAR OLD WINGS OF THE EAGLE

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