Highland Park hails Viking roots with Ice Edition

11th March, 2016 by Annie Hayes

Following on from its Norse-inspired Valhalla Collection, Highland Park has launched a new 17-year-old single malt Scotch whisky named Ice Edition to celebrate the Viking roots of the brand’s Orkney home.

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Highland Park has launched Ice Edition in celebration of its Viking roots

Aged predominantly in ex-Bourbon casks, Highland Park Ice Edition is intended to celebrate “Norse myths, legends and [Highland Park’s] Viking roots” and will be followed by Fire Edition in 2017.

The expression is said to offer fresh pineapple, ripe mango sorbet, smoke, and root ginger on the nose, with peat smoke, vanilla seeds and orris root on the palate, followed by a “creamy, rich, oily” finish.

Encased in a mountain-shaped wooden cradle with accompanying wooden stopper, the whisky is presented with an accompanying booklet recounting the mythical legend of the realm of the Ice Giants.

Jason R. Craig, brand director of Highland Park, said: “This 17-year-old single malt has a classic Highland Park flavour. The dynamic soft spicy notes complement and intertwine with creamy vanilla hues, providing a balanced, long finish – a truly harmonious whisky to savour.

“In blue tinted bespoke glass reflecting dazzling and glittering ice, the bottle shape has been designed to evoke the distinctive sharpness and coolness of the mythical and magical Ice Realm.”

Bottled at 53.9% abv, Highland Park Ice Edition is available from specialist whisky retailers for an RRP of £190.

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