Highland Park Harald, 40%

Price: $96 Issue: Summer 2013 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Harald Fairhair was King of Norway and a major figure in Viking history. This Warrior variant takes us closer to Highland Park's traditional DNA, with the nose offering potato peels on a barbecue; earthy and herbal, with developing notes of heather in bloom and even violets. Lively fresh fruits, newly-baked cake, nutmeg, and ginger figure on the palate. The spicy finish is relatively long, with candied citrus peel and licorice. €75/700 ml