We are proud to celebrate our rich Nordic ancestry here in Orkney, our island home. The mythology of our ancient ancestors was woven into our character and culture for hundreds of years, long before Highland Park was founded in 1798. Do you have a friend or family member who shares our passion for Norse mythology? Then we have the perfect gift!
In THE DARK & THE LIGHT we share a story of the noble Viking warriors who are our ancestors, of our contrasting island seasons and of the intense balance of our whisky.
THE DARK 700ml | 52.9% ABV | UK RSP £190.00
THE DARK celebrates autumn and winter in Orkney – a time for reflection, to escape from the wild weather outside and to gather together with friends and family. A rich and powerful 17 Year Old expression of Highland Park, THE DARK is matured in sherry seasoned European oak casks to deliver a distinctively deep flavour, packed with dried fruit, nuts and spices, and overlaid with hints of smoky peat.
THE LIGHT celebrates spring and summer in Orkney – a time for celebration as we emerge from our winter hibernation, renewed and refreshed. A distinctive and vibrant 17 Year Old expression of Highland Park, THE LIGHT is matured in refill American oak casks for a light, bright colour and a delicious sweetness, delivered through notes of pear, nutmeg and vanilla.
700ml | 45.2% ABV | UK RSP £190.00
FIRE is one half a special two-part bottling, released to celebrate the great sagas of the Viking age, recorded in the oldest Norse poems, the Poetic Edda. Matured in port seasoned casks – a first for Highland Park – FIRE is a vibrant single malt displaying the natural hue of glowing flames. Damsons, cinnamon, dried fruit and dark chocolate dance on the tongue before sizzling to an intensely fruity finish.
According to Norse legend, Vikings who met a fine and honourable death on the battlefield were marked out by the symbol of the Valknut. Created with a higher proportion of our local peated malt and matured predominantly in sherry seasoned oak casks for a distinctively smoky sweet flavour, VALKNUT is the second in our series of three special Viking Legend releases.