To create the Highland Park 15 Year Old Viking Heart, Gordon Motion, Master Whisky Maker, selected predominantly sherry seasoned European oak casks to deliver warm, spicy notes and sherry seasoned American oak casks to provide a balance of sweet vanilla. Expertly adding just a few refill casks to soften and smooth the flavours, Gordon chose to bottle at 44% ABV to allow the whisky’s vibrant fruitiness and distinctive heathery peat smoke to shine through.
Why a ceramic decanter? Rewind a century or two and Highland Park whisky would have been stored in earthenware vessels. Inspired by examples found near the distillery in Orkney, Highland Park asked Wade Ceramics if they could work together to create a modern version. Established in 1810 and based in Stoke-on-Trent in England (known globally as the traditional home of ceramics) Wade share a common commitment to environmental responsibility, focusing on sustainable manufacturing and using locally sourced raw materials. The lead-free porcelain decanter is 100% food safe, glazed inside and out, and embossed with the lion and serpent design that appears on many of the Highland Park glass bottles. Look closely at the back of the bottle and you’ll find the heart motif that inspired this whisky’s name.
Light golden, clear and bright
Toasted cinnamon shards | Mellow peat smoke | Warm vanilla sponge cake | Sun-kissed lemon zest | Fresh pineapple | Heather-rich honey
45.1% ABV, 700mL