Highland Park Svein 1 Litre
Part of the Warrior Series from Highland Park’ this Highland Park Svein, 1 Litre bottle, was released exclusively for Travel Retail.
Svein Asleifsson is perhaps the ultimate Viking chieftain.
With a legendary appetite for adventure and merriment his army, fleet and drining hall were among the largest and most impressive in the Orkney Islands.
Highland Park Malt Whisky Distillery History
Records show that a illicit still was established in the area in the 1790’s by Magnus Eunson who was linked to illicit distilling and smuggling in the area.
Robert Borwick, a Kirkwall merchant, in 1825 decided to set up his distillery in the same area that was by then known as Highland Park. The property belonged to a John Robertson, the Excise Officer who had arrested Magnus Eunson some years earlier.
The land served by two strong springs of crystal clear water fed by a pool at Cattie Maggie’s at Greenvale. On 18 August 1826, he acquired the land rights together with the distillery, malt barn, and ‘whole other buildings’ from John Robertson.
Location; Island region, Isle of Orkney. On the southern edge of the town of Kirkwall.
Water Source, Local Springs.