7.9 (1)
Brand
Highland Park
Age
17 years old
Expression
Ice Edition
Whisky type
Single Malt
Distillery
Highland Park Distillery
Origin
Island, Scotland
Year launched/bottled
2016
Limited edition
30,000 bottles
ABV.
53.90%
Source
Maxxium
In collection
51×

Review by Highland Park

Tasting note

A radiant whisky, natural in colour with mirror-like brightness. Up-front, vivid aromas of cool, fresh pineapple and mango sorbet give way to silvery shards of smoke and the frosty kick of root ginger. Like the Ice Giants themselves, the palate is powerful yet smooth, misty peat smoked inter-twined with vanilla seeds. A beautifully balanced finish, with lingering woodiness and spices.

Note

According to legend, the ice realm, Niflheim, is the homeplace of darkness, cold, ice and frost. The first Ice Giant, Ymir, was born at the beginning of time when the edge of the realm melted from the heat of the neighbouring fire realm, Muspelheim, and he is the first creature mentioned in Norse creation mythology.

As Ymir slept, he gave birth to the Jotun family, a race of powerful Ice Giants standing at over 20 feet high and known as the Gods of Creation. When they shook, fought or sneezed, it caused earthquakes!

The bottle is designed to bring to life the dazzling ice realm, with blue-tinted glass and a sharp, faceted shape. The front of the bespoke bottle features a Norse symbol representing the creation of the world, which they believed was protected by a serpent, Jormungandr, biting his own tail. Encased in a mountain-shaped wooden cradle, the whole design reinforces the links to the Ice Realm and its mythology.

Source: Maxxium