We are the product of our people, our location and our history. Our whisky, like our island home, is shaped by a wild climate and stormy seas, and by the Vikings who settled here over 1,000 years ago, leaving their mark on our people and our culture. There are people, near and far, whose passion and skill ensures that they – and our whisky – stand apart.
A whisky crafted in the old way by a new generation of Vikings, Highland Park Magnus Single Malt Scotch Whisky bears the soul of our Viking ancestors and the name of just one – our founder, Magnus Eunson. Magnus Eunson was a direct descendant of the Vikings who settled on Orkney hundreds of years ago. He set up his illicit still in a bothy (a small stone hut) at High Park, Kirkwall that’s still the site of our distillery today. And, while we say Highland Park was founded in 1798, in truth that’s just the year that the authorities caught up with Magnus – he was certainly making whisky before that! We stay true to our founder’s bold and uncompromising approach to whisky making – very little has changed here in the last 220 years. In Magnus, we celebrate this unbroken tradition with a single malt whisky, matured in Sherry seasoned American oak casks, that delivers notes of sweet vanilla, overlaid with our distinctive aromatic smokiness.
NOSE: Smoked paprika, tar and baked peach.
PALATE: Lemon, vanilla sponge cake, caramelised pineapple, aromatic peat smoke.
FINISH: Sweet violets, smoke, slightly astringent.