Highland Park Sigurd
Peated Single Malt
Highland Park // Islands, Scotland
One of six bottlings in the Warrior series, this is named after Sigurd, the first Earl of Orkney who ruled from ca. 980 until his death at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014. Also known as Sigurd the Stout, tales about him are legendary in Orkney and as they were written over two hundred years after his death, are semi-mythological. Highland Park Sigurd was released in September 2013 in Global Travel Retail and a large proportion of the whisky has been aged in European oak ex-sherry casks.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask Typehigh % of European oak sherry casks
"A mossy, minty aroma greets you on the nose along with a hard candies, dried apricots, and malt. Smoke doesn't really show up until the retro-nasal experience, but when it does, it is quite pleasant. This seems to highlight an herbal character to the dram. Malted milk balls join the smoke and spice and make everything nice. There seems to be something, not sure what, missing in the mid-palate, but the whisky has enough character to make it enjoyable nonetheless."