Aged: No age statement
Product of: United Kingdom
The design inspiration for this 1978 Vintage draws from the Norse influence on Orkney, in the form of five unusual woodcarvings that were discovered during a 1904 Norwegian archaeological dig – they were topped with fantastic creatures with snarling mouths.
The beast’s head depicted is considered the masterpiece of a craftsman named ‘the Academician’ and it has an open mouth with bared teeth, a square snout and large eyes. The back of the neck are covered with a series of birdlike figures intertwined in an elaborate pattern.
This is the fifth release in the Highland Park Vintage Collection and follows releases in 1998, 1994, 1990 and 1973.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 01/01/2011
Clear, burnished gold.
Spicy nose of cedar wood and camphor with faint tropical fruit and lemon zest aromas.
Equally spicy palate with sweet marinated stem ginger, cinnamon, maple wood oak and maple syrup.
Dry woody notes are balanced by a delicate honey sweetness. Floral notes emerge in the lingering spicy finish.Dry woody notes are balanced by a delicate honey sweetness. Floral notes emerge in the lingering spicy finish.