The most northerly of Scottish whisky distilleries, Highland Park was founded in 1798 and is one of the most highly regarded single malts in the world, the great Michael Jackson calling it, "The greatest all-rounder in the world of whisky." and Paul Pacult awarded it, "The Best Spirit in the World." in 2005. The unique peat of Orkney gives the whisky a distinctive heathery sweetness.
In another nod to its Norse heritage, this is the first in a series of themed releases of this type from the Orcadian masters. Similarities have been drawn between this release and the lovely Freya release, although this expression has more of a kick to it!
"According to legend, the ice realm, Niflheim, is the homeplace of darkness, cold, ice and frost. The first Ice Giant, Ymir, was born at the beginning of time when the edge of the realm melted from the heat of the neighbouring fire realm, Muspelheim, and he is the first creature mentioned in Norse creation mythology.
As Ymir slept, he gave birth to the Jotun family, a race of powerful Ice Giants standing at over 20 feet high and known as the Gods of Creation. When they shook, fought or sneezed, it caused earthquakes!"
Age: 17 Years Old
53.9% ABV / 70cl
Bottle Number: One of only 30,000 bottles released
The second in a two part "Viking Realm" series, the Fire Edition was released in slightly smaller quantities than its Ice counterpart.
Age: 15 years old
45.2% ABV / 70cl
Bottle Number: One of only 28000 bottles released
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