7.9 (9)
Brand
Highland Park
Expression
Svein
Whisky type
Single Malt
Range
The Warrior Series
Distillery
Highland Park Distillery
Origin
Island, Scotland
Year launched/bottled
2013
Source
Maxxium
In collection
52×

Review by Highland Park

Colour

Full golden, clear and bright.

Nose

Orange peel, cassia bark, wintergreen, fruity (pineapple and red currants).

Palate

Initially smoky and vanilla, dusty wood (pencil shavings), crème brulee.

Finish

Sweet and spicy (cracked black pepper), oaky and lingering.

Note

A whisky that displays Highland Park at its most convivial, Svein has been created to mirror the hospitable and generous nature of many of the Viking leaders, including its namesake.

The whisky is lively and bright on the palate, with some bold smoky notes, alongside zesty citrus fruit and vanilla, all delivered from a high percentage of American oak casks, noted for their sweetness.

Svein can best be described as the ultimate Viking chieftain and his spirit lives on through this release. Possessing a steely and ruthless determination alongside a fiery temper, Svein’s exploits lie at the very heart of the Orkneyinga Saga, his appetite for adventure and merriment are legendary.

Source: Maxxium