Highland Park 10 Year

Peated Single Malt

Highland Park // Islands, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    87
  • Avg. Rating

    3.41
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 119 )

Highland Park is the most northern distillery in Scotland located near the Orkney Island town of Kirkwall. The distillery is built right up to the edge of the A961 highway where behind the stone walls they malt their own barley fueled by local peat sourced from heather and grass-covered bogs. It's this peat that's inherit in Highland Park 10 Year, currently available in Canada and some Scandinavian countries. Updated packaging and name change in 2017 to Viking Scars.

  • age
    10 Year
  • abv
    40.0
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    ex-sherry

Tasting Notes

"This fun whisky gives you a glimpse of what Highland Park was up to before its classic teen years. The new make’s peaty influence smacks with citrus fruit peel at their peak with a touch of the sea. In the mouth, smoke and grapefruit zest is still king but sweet honey, agave, and vanilla are at hand. The consistent smoke and citrus guide the unhurried finish. This is a respectable Highland Park prequel to the complex timeless classics. "

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