Highland Park Fire Edition
Highland Park: Fire pays its homage to the Fire Giants who battled the gods of the Vikings. To this end, the distillery notes that:
Surtr was an evil Fire Giant who ruled the Fire Realm. He would sit at the edge of the kingdom, defending the land by holding a burning sword, which shone brighter and hotter than the sun. The culmination of these tales is an apocalyptic battle between the Gods and the Giants. Surtr led the sons of Muspell across the bridge of Bifröst, burning everything in sight at Asgard (realm of Gods; Thor, Loki, Freya and Odin) and destroying the world at Ragnarök, heralded as ‘The doom of the Gods.’ The world perished in a blazing and burnishing ball of flames and from the ashes, a new earth was recreated.
In keeping with this theme, Highland Park has put the 15-year-old single malt into “bespoke crimson red colored glass [that] was specially commissioned to represent the fierce and molten world of the Fire Giants from Viking mythology.”
“Maturing our distinctive whisky in 100% refill Port wine seasoned casks is a first for Highland Park and the result is a vibrant, 15 year old single malt with an ABV of 45.2%,” said Jason R. Craig, Highland’s Park global brand director, in a prepared statement. “Fire Edition has a slight reddish hue, (which is its natural color), intense aromas of ruby red fruits, light smoke and a long, lingering finish. However, it is still, unmistakably, Highland Park.”