6.8 (9)
Brand
Highland Park
Expression
Magnus
Whisky type
Single Malt
Distillery
Highland Park Distillery
Origin
Island, Scotland
Year launched/bottled
2017
ABV.
40.00%
Source
Maxxium
In collection
37×

Review by Highland Park

Colour

Light golden, clear and bright

Palate

Lemon | Vanilla sponge cake | Caramelised pineapple | Aromatic peat smoke | Sweet violets

Note

A whisky crafted in the old way by a new generation of Vikings, MAGNUS bears the soul of our Viking ancestors and the name of just one – our founder, Magnus Eunson.

Magnus Eunson was a direct descendant of the Vikings who settled on Orkney hundreds of years ago. He set up his illicit still in a bothy (a small stone hut) at High Park, Kirkwall that’s still the site of our distillery today. And, while we say Highland Park was founded in 1798, in truth that’s just the year that the authorities caught up with Magnus – he was certainly making whisky before

that!

We stay true to our founder’s bold and uncompromising approach to whisky making – very little has changed here in the last 220 years. In MAGNUS, we celebrate this unbroken tradition with a single malt whisky, matured in American oak sherry-seasoned and bourbon casks, that delivers notes of sweet vanilla, overlaid with our distinctive aromatic smokiness.

Source: Maxxium