Highland Park Whisky Dragon Legend / 43,1% / – Highland Park Dragon Legend was introduced in 2017 and shows the richer and smokier side of Highland Park.
The name takes inspiration from a legend according to which the Viking warrior Sigurd killed the evil serpent dragon Fafnir in a battle of great bravery and cunning. Liking the dragon’s blood from his thumb Sigurd was granted powerful gifts of prophecy and wisdom and became one of the greatest heroes of the ancient Nordic sagas. Highland Park Dragon Legend was distilled with higher proportion of local Orkney peated malt and aged in a combination of American oak and European oak ex-sherry casks for unspecified period of time.
Nose: sweet peat smoke, honey, caramel, toffee, golden syrup, candied orange peel, apples, hints of mulling spice and touch of hay.
Palate: delicate sherry notes, honey, caramel, butterscotch, milk chocolate, oranges, nectarines, dash of pepper and allspice and whiffs of peat smoke.
Finish: medium long, with notes of citrus, milk chocolate, peat smoke and delicate oaky bitterness.