Released in 2011, Highland Park’s Leif Eriksson is a limited edition Single Malt. This unique expression celebrates the achievement of the first European traveller to reach America over a thousand years ago.
It is wholly matured in bourbon casks and American oak sherry casks, unusually, there is no European sherry oak influence. It is all honey sweetness from the peat and a delicious maltiness.
Yellow gold in colour, Highland Park Leif Eriksson has a honey-tinged sweetness of orange blossom on the nose with suggestions of vanilla, spicy dried oak, mango and melon. Soft vanilla and sweet barley on the palate with a hint of grape, it has a finish of Muscovado sweetness balanced by wisps of Orcadian peat smoke.
NOSE : Spicy, orange blossom, honey-tinged sweetness with vanilla and dried oak. Mango and melon notes with a wisp of smoke.
PALATE : Soft vanilla and sweet barley with a hint of grape
FINISH : Muscovado sweetness balanced by wisps of Orcadian peat smoke.
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