Highland Park Ingvar - Taiwan Travel retail*
Ingvar is a Cask Strength special edition created especially by our Whisky Maker Max McFarlane for Taiwan Travel Retail. Introducing Ingvar Ingvar Ragnarsson was a warrior king famed for his cunning nature, cruelty and skills on the battlefield. Legend has it that Ingvar and his brothers formed the Great Heathen Army to avenge their father’s untimely death in a pit of vipers. They went on to conquer Dublin and rampaged through Northern England and East Anglia, eventually beheading the King with a long spear. Ingvar joins the other warriors (alongside the newest recruit, King Christian 1), bringing to life Highland Park’s heritage and distinction through stories and iconography from Viking history. A characterful flavour The Warrior Series is designed to take the palate on a taste journey that has been achieved by increasing the quantity of European oak sherry seasoned casks as you move through the range – Svein, Einar, Ingvar, Harald, Sigurd, Ragnvald, Thorfinn and King Christian 1 – delivering the distinctive Highland Park signature taste. Due to the premium nature of these specific casks, they are comparatively scarce and their contents rare. The latest whisky in the Warrior Series conveys both soft smoky and sweet character, despite Ingvar’s savage reputation. There are tingling aromas of fresh pineapple, dried mango peel and golden syrup, all wrapped in exotic spices, black pepper and warmed by wood smoke. The initially peppery and smoky palate gives way to soft hints of vanilla and zesty citrus, leaving a lengthy finish with vanilla sweetness and lingering smokiness. The clear and bright whisky has a punch ABV of 60.5% and is golden and warm in appearance.