The myths and legends of Orkney have inspired Highland Park to launch the limited edition Orcadian Vintage Series. The Orcadian Vintage Series is easily recognizable as it is bottled in bespoke black glass. On this expression the interior hinged door on the box features an intricate illustration of Viking art and craftsmanship in marquetry. The original representation of the mythical Sea Dragon featured on a wood carving at the church of Urnes in western Norway. The illustration is a combat motif; a dragon-like creature is shown seizing a lesser beast by the neck. Drawn from eight refill hogsheads, with a natural strength of 45.6% abv, only 1,550 bottles are available.
Appearance: A delightfully rich, russet hue with exemplary clarity and brightness.
Nose: Redolent of toasted oak, dried strawberries and shellac with a generous coating of beeswax.
Palate: Delicious sweetness combined with a fascinating spiciness; crushed black pepper, cr