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Highland Park Ice 17 Years Old
We are proud to announce the release of our new ICE Edition bottling, a whisky truly from a different realm, in a special release of 30,000 bottles. This stunning expression evokes the elemental power of ice and celebrates the Viking heritage of our home on Orkney, a place instilled with the magic of Norse mythology.
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. Watch the video below to see the bottle come to life!
This 17 year old single malt has the classic Highland Park flavour dynamic, similar to Freya in the Valhalla Series.
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.
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