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Sunday, 8 September 2013

NEW HIGHLAND PARKS FOR TRAVEL RETAIL AUTUMN 2013

As mentioned earlier on this blog, Highland Park distillery will expand their travel retail 'Warrior'-series this autumn. This will add the expressions 'Sigurd' 'Ragnvald' and 'Thorfinn' to their range.

Prices have taken a heft bump upwards, as have the packaging - see below (official notes):


Highland Park 'Sigurd' 43% - Price €150

Colour:
Autumnal gold, clear and bright

Nose:
Fresh hay bales, mango, golden syrup sponge, caramelised pineapple and a fragrant smokiness

Taste:
Sweet lemon peel, spicy cinnamon bark, oaky woodiness and hint of lavender
Finish:
Spicy smokiness with lingering dusty wood notes

Highland Park 'Ragnvald' 44,6% - Price €400

Colour:
Medium russet, clear and bright

Nose:
Ripe damsons, oriental spices, candied peel and night scented stock

Taste:
Well-balanced smoke and sweet, grated nutmeg, vanilla pods and high cocoa chocolate

Finish:
Complex lingering gingery spiciness and smoke





Highland Park 'Thorfinn' 45,1% - Price €1,000

Colour:
Dark russet, clear and bright

Nose:
Cedarwood, camphor, mango, coriander, spicy smokiness and vanilla pods

Taste:
Very complex, ginger root to the fore followed by smoked oak.

Finish:Complex lingering spiciness and smoke

The Thorfinn youtube video is for some reason hidden on youtube, but you can access it through this link... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9j6ZweEPL0

Official pictures by Highland Park

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