Released in March 2011, Highland Park Leif Eriksson is a limited edition single malt exclusive to global travel retail.
It celebrates the achievement of the first European traveller to reach America over a thousand years ago. It is wholly matured in bourbon casks and American oak sherry casks. Unusually, there is no European sherry oak influence in this expression of Highland Park; it is all honey sweetness from the peat and a delicious maltiness.
Thought to have been born in Iceland circa AD970, the courageous Eriksson set out from the Orkney Islands at the dawn of the 11th century to make the perilous crossing of the North Atlantic and establish settlements in Labrador and Newfoundland, a feat which earned him the nickname ‘Leif the Lucky’.
Orkney had been associated with the Vikings since the 8th century when fearless Norse explorers sailed in magnificent handcrafted oak longboats to colonize the islands.
Cask Type: Bourbon casks
40% ABV / 70cl