Highland Park Harald whisky
The Highland Park Harald Scotch Whisky is a part of the Warrior’s Series of scotch whiskies in the exclusive travel retail section. I purchased this particular bottle when I returned from my Christmas and New Year’s holiday in England.
I planned to pick up an exclusive duty-free souvenir. While perusing the World Duty-Free shop at London-Gatwick Airport, I saw the shining warrior shield and whisky logo.
Unfortunately, the World Duty-Free shop made me feel like I was in an adult spirit candy store, but the candy just happened to be all duty-free accessible exclusive whiskies.
When referring to duty-free exclusives, they are adult beverages that don’t require paying import, value-added taxes through duty-free shops. However, I did see some duty-free exclusives available at retail locations within the United States.
The name for the Highland Park Harald Scotch Whisky is derived from a Viking king named Harald Fairhair. King Harald was known for his army and especially for a group of troops known as the ‘berserkers.’ The berserkers supposedly used hallucinogenic mushrooms to create a fighting trance state.
Per the Highland Park Harald documentation –
“ This exclusive Global Travel Retail range is a journey of flavours. Navigating from classic citrus vanilla of American oak sherry casks to the rich, fruity and spicy European oak sherry cask flavours.”
Harald Tasting Notes
Since I’m not an expert on the Highland Park Harald Scotch Whisky tasting notes, I will refer to the tasting notes from the whisky travel box.
Appearance: Dark golden, clear and bright
Nose: Vanilla, ginger root, peat smoke, dried strawberries and sandalwood
Taste/Palate: Victoria sponge (cake), grated nutmeg with a hint of lavender
Finish: Complex and spicy with hints of peel
The Highland Park Harald Scotch whisky has a wonderful flavor. I recommend it not only a sipping whisky but as a complement to an f fine cigar. Unfortunately, the express is no longer available for purchase at of