“The earth shook all about him, and he snorted forth venom on all the way before him as he went, but Sigurd neither trembled nor was afraid at the roaring of him”
The Volsunga Saga
The richer, smokier side of Highland Park
Dragon Legend is inspired by the ancient takes of the Vikings who ruled our Orkney island home for over 600 years.
This bold single malt accentuates the intense aromatic smokiness from our local Hobbister Moor peat melded with hints of warm spicy fruit cake which come from a long maturation in sherry seasoned oak casks.
For our ancestors, dragons were both feared and revered, possessing mystical powers but representing the forces of evil. According to legend, the Viking warrior Sigurd who – with great bravery and cunning – slew evil Fafnir, licked the dragon’s blood from his thumb and received powerful gifts of wisdom and prophecy.
With Dragon Legend we pay tribute to the virtues of courage and perseverance that lie at the heart of the Viking Code of Honour – and at the heart of our distillery – inspiring this distinctive and unconventional expressions of Highland Park.
The Orkney Single Malt with Viking Soul
For our ancestors, dragons were both feared and revered, possessing mystical powers but representing the forces of evil. According to legend, the Viking warrior Sigurd killed the evil serpent dragon Fafnir in a battle of great bravery and cunning. Licking 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. In DRAGON LEGEND we’ve created single malt as bold and unconventional as Sigurd himself. Our local peat from Hobbister Moor delivers an intense aromatic smokiness that’s melded with a spicy sweetness from long, slow maturation in sherry seasoned oak casks.
Colour: Deep gold, clear and bright
Flavours: Lemon peel, Honey, Vanilla, Warm spices, Freshly cut wood and Aromatic peat smoke
*Info taken from bottle and website