Highland Park Dragon Legend 70cl 43.1°
This bottling celebrates the history of the Vikings who dominated Orkney Islands for more than 600 years.
This Single Malt is light and tasty, it owes its name to a fight between Sigurd the viking warrior and the Fafnir dragon.
At the time, dragons were both feared and revered, possessing mystical powers but representing the forces of evil. According to the legend, the Viking warrior Sigurd would have killed the dragon snake Fafnir during a battle. Licking the blood of the dragon on his thumb, Sigurd gained powerful gifts of prophecy and wisdom and became one of the greatest heroes of the ancient Nordic sagas.
Highland Park is the most northern Scottish distillery, and overlooks Kirkwall town and the famous Scapa Flow.
At the end of the 18th century, Magnus Eunson, pastor and famous smuggler, would have distilled whisky where the distillery is now sat. He used to hide stocks of illegal whisky under his pulpit. Highland Park doubled its production capacity in 1898, 10 years after being purchased by James Grant from the Glenlivet distillery. It has been part of the Highlands Distilleries Groups since 1937.
5 key elements contribute to the success of Highland Park Single Malt :
- The hand-turned malt completes its aromatic and balanced character;
- The aromatic peat imparts a seducing and generous floral sweetness to the malt;
- Chill-maturation magnifies its sweetness;
- The oak casks account for the complexity and unique richness of the malt;
- The cask harmonization grants consistency and balance.