Highland Park unveiling a new limited-edition single malt Scotch whisky, named after Leif Eriksson later this month. The special scotch is set to debut at the International Association of Airport Duty Free Stores (IAADFS) trade show and will be exclusive to travel retail outlets.
The special bottling honors the first European to reach America. Legend has it that Leif Eriksson set out on his voyage from the Scottish Isle of Orkney, which sits in between Norway and Iceland and which serves as Highland Park’s home.
Those who have tried the scotch say that the taste and smell are great. The smell reminiscent of a Mediterranean port at dawn when you can smell lemon and orange trees and blossom. It’s a sweet and unsullied smell and soft. The taste is sharp, young, and dominated by the clean snap of barley. There are some chili and sharp citrus notes.
Bottled at 40% ABV, the 700ml Highland Park Leif Eriksson will retail at $88 in the United States before being rolled out in markets around the world. [Luxist]