Whisky Focus - Highland Park Viking Tribe Amazon Exclusive

Highland Park Viking Tribe Amazon Exclusive

7th November 2018
Highland Park Viking Tribe single malt whisky will be exclusively available from Amazon.

Highland Park Viking Tribe single malt whisky is a new expression from the Orkney Island distillery which will be available exclusively from Amazon here in the UK which, not that we really needed one, is another sign of how the western worlds biggest online shop has now become a major player in the premium whisky market.

Similar to the recently released Highland Park 18 Year Old Viking Pride Travel Edition the new Highland Park Viking Tribe has been bottled at its marrying strength, 46% ABV and of course like other Highland Park expressions it is naturally coloured, taking its colour only from the casks it matured in.

Highland Park say that bottling the Viking Tribe at 46% ABV as opposed to 40% or 43% strength which we would normally see Highland Park bottled at has allowed the whisky to be filtered at a higher ambient temperature. The result they say is intensified flavours of citrus fruits, sweet vanilla and peppery spices, balanced with Highland Park's characteristic aromatic smokiness.

The term 'marrying strength' refers to the marrying process, which gives this whisky valuable time to harmonise in the cask before being bottled. A deliberately slow and unhurried stage, long since abandoned by many distilleries, cask harmonisation remains one of the five keystones of Highland Park production. The selected casks are combined together with natural spring water to reduce the strength of this whisky to 46% ABV, before leaving the newly married spirit to rest in casks for at least a month. During that resting period, flavours from the different casks harmonise, gathering depth and consistency.

The new Highland Park Viking Tribe will be released on the 20th November priced 43 and is now currently available to pre-ordered exclusively from Amazon

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