Highland Park has added a new single malt to the company’s core range: Magnus.
Exclusive to the U.S. and Canada, this expression celebrates the distillery’s founder Magnus Eunson, “a butcher and church officer by day, and bootlegger by night,” and a descendent from Vikings, the company says.
“I wanted to create a whisky which had the lightly-peated characteristics familiar to the Highland Park family but with a sweeter and more profound vanilla flavor profile,” says Gordon Motion, master Highland Park whisky maker. “The result is a whisky crafted using a high proportion of Sherry seasoned American oak casks along with refill casks which give Magnus its citrus, vanilla and lightly smoky taste.”
The label design in gun metal foil on the bottle represents M for Magnus. It has been created in the Viking art style called Urnes, which complements the recently redesigned 12 and 18 Year Old packaging, just released in North America.
Magnus will be available at spirits retailers and bars beginning this month. The suggested retail price is $39.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
It is best enjoyed neat, on the rocks or in a whisky cocktail such as the Old Fashioned.
Highland Park Distillery is located in the northern Highlands of Scotland.