Whisky Magazine Issue 111
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A complete flavour journey
A new era has arrived in Travel Retail with the launch of Highland Park's Warrior Series, a range of single malt whiskies showcasing the very best of Highland Park. Taking you on a flavour journey like no other, for the very first time. The Warrior Series offers a spectrum of flavour grounded in Highland Park's gently smoky but surprisingly sweet character. Beginning with lighter vanilla and citrus flavours and moving to more complex, richer and sweeter flavours, the palate experiences a full flavour journey from start to finish. This taste journey is achieved by moving from American oak sherry seasoned casks to a greater quantity of European oak sherry seasoned casks as you move through the range, delivering the distinctive Highland Park signature taste. Representing a collective of powerful and iconic products, the Series brings together stories and characters which bring to life Highland Park's heritage and distinction in an innovative and creative way. The iconography featured in the range is taken directly from Viking history. Svein was the ultimate Viking chieftan whose exploits lay at the heart of the Orkneyinga Saga and his appetite to adventure and merriment are legendary. Einarwas the joint Earl of Orkney from 1014. A hard and successful Viking, often venturing on many long voyages, he was relentless in his rule and clearly identifiable by his mighty axe. Harald was an incredibly important character in the founding of the Orkney earldom, as well as having a major ro...