Highland Park has launched its latest expression, said to be inspired by the Viking heritage of the Orkney Islands, exclusively with Gebr Heinemann this week. The 40% ABV peated single malt expression follows the brand’s Earl Magnus editions in celebrating the Orkney Islands’ Viking heritage.
According to Highland Park, Drakkar was to be the best known of the longships used by the Vikings as vessels of war. Created for kings, they were symbols of Scandinavian power and highly valued by their owners.
According to the brand, tasting notes are as follows: On the nose Highland Park Drakkar offers notes of dried fruits with a cherry blossom accent. Pine nuts arrive first before an orange citrus kick, then the classic wisps of heather smoke drifts through. On the palate orchard fruits come to the front with cherry and orange being the most prominent. The finish is long and lingering, perfectly balanced.