Svein Asleifson is perhaps the ultimate Viking chieftain. With a legendary appetite for adventure and merriment his army, fleet and drinking hall were among the largest and most impressive in the Orkney Islands.
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.
As well as being a hardened, battle-scarred warrior, Svein’s reputation for hospitality showed no bounds.
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
*Info taken from bottle and website