Argyll Forest Park, Highland in Scotland

Highland Park 15 Year Old Viking Heart – A Captivating Whisky Experience

How does it taste?

As I pour a dram from the Highland Park 15 Year Old Viking Heart ceramic bottle, the enticing aromas immediately captivate me. The nose reveals a harmonious blend of stone fruits and a subtle hint of bubble gum, transporting me to an orchard in full bloom. The buttery notes intertwine with the irresistible fragrance of a French bakery, creating a truly enchanting olfactory experience. A delightful medley of heather, pears, and cereal notes mingles effortlessly with the alluring scent of zesty lemon curd. And beneath it all, a gentle wisp of peat smoke adds depth and complexity.


Upon taking my first sip, I am met with an exceptional balance of flavors. The velvety texture coats my palate as the exquisite combination of honey and vanilla indulges my senses. The presence of pineapple gracefully swirls around, lending a tropical touch to the experience. It is akin to savoring a delectable sponge cake, complemented by a subtle nuance of mellow peat that leads to a gentle and delicate finish.

Speaking of the finish, it is remarkably long and infused with fruity delights. The interplay of honey, light peat smoke, pineapple, vanilla, and nutmeg lingers on the palate, leaving a lasting impression that is both satisfying and delightful.

In terms of my verdict, it is an unequivocal no-brainer for me to acquire this whisky. I always make it a point to taste whiskies multiple times, and with each sip of the Highland Park 15 Year Old Viking Heart, my appreciation grows. Initially, I found the texture to be light, but subsequent tastings revealed a remarkable integration of flavors and textures that heightened my enjoyment.

This expression of Highland Park stands apart from any I have encountered from the brand over the years. Its dangerously fruity nature, combined with absolute delight and astonishing drinkability, make it an exceptional choice. I confess my slight trepidation that I may swiftly deplete this bottle, as the opaque ceramic vessel conceals its contents, tempting me to indulge further.