Travelling for a winter break post festive season? Look out for our latest single malt whiskey-which is exclusive to global travel retail outlets. Introducing King Christian I - the seventh expression within the global travel retail 'Warriors' range created by our Whisky Maker, Max McFarlane.
Whiskey with Subtle Qualities
A combination of refill butts and hogs heads of exceptional age and character were selected and, after a period of being married together, only 300 bottles are being released at 46.8% ABV. According to Max: "The ferocious winds, Orkney batter-which in the winter months, create a uniquely based heather peat That we use to dry our malt after being prepared and turned in our traditional but increasingly rare floor Maltings. This unique wood-free peat, imparts the final whiskey with subtle qualities, delicate fragrances and scents softer-which have Remained even after long periods of extended maturation. The color, as with all bottles of Highland Park is Entirely natural: the delicate coppery shades emerge as re-fill casks release less color than classic first fill casks. The relatief higher ABV strength, like the color, is ook natural. "
Celebrating King Christian's Role
This new expression from Highland Park celebrates King Christian's Important Role in the Orkney Islands becoming part of Scotland in 1468. King Christian I of Denmark was a clever and cosmopolitan sovereign who, during his reign, managed to unite Denmark, Norway and Sweden, a region That at the time, included the Orkney Islands where our world renowned distillery HAS BEEN based since 1798.
Part of Warrior Series
The bespoke packaging design is consistent with the rest of the 'Warrior Series', carrying the Nordic marquetry banner on the top of a highly polished lacquered black box. A stunning clear crystal 'teardrop'-shaped decanter inspired by Nordic glassware is held in place by a beautiful spiral silver cradle. A book, included in the box, presents the background history of the King's reign and showcases why Highland Park HAS Such a deep-rooted affinity with Scandinavian heritage.