Highland Park 12 Year – Viking Honour
Stylish new livery and matching sub-name of Viking Honour means one could envision this bottle sitting on a handmade wooden table in front of a fireplace, while a Viking, hangs his fur coat on the back of his chair and enjoys the dram after a long day, so sit back and enjoy this solid single malt with good body, flavour, and sophistication.
Highland Park’s spectacular 12 Year Old expression had a full-on Viking make-over in 2017, dubbed Viking Soul (the 18 Year Old is also getting a redesign, too). Stylish new livery and matching sub-name (Viking Honour) aside, the Orcadian single malt Scotch whisky remains the same – delicious as ever!
Nose: Fresh, clean and very aromatic. Floral notes abound the senses with a light grassiness. Notes of creamy Manuka honey and a touch of juicy citrus with cream and a well-balanced sweetness.
Palate: Rather full with a pleasant depth. Lurking somewhere in the substratum a grilled orange lies. Notes of granary toast and green tea with jasmine. A touch of sweetness.
Finish: Quite long with peppery spice and wood shavings.
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