donderdag 22 september 2011
Earl Haakon te koop
Vandaag is hij dan eindelijk aangekomen, de lang verwachte Earl Haakon. Ben erg benieuwd of er veel interesse naar is, er is in ieder geval veel rumoer op het net. Het (schat)kistje met fles kost €150.
Van een collega heb ik nog 2 Saint Magnus flessen kunnen overnemen, dus wie interesse heeft?
Released in July 2011, the Earl Haakon bottling continues the story from the Orkney Inga Saga but reflects the darker, more sinister character by bringing the murderous cousin into the spotlight. Whilst the first two bottlings in the Series celebrated the influential 11th century Earl Magnus who was canonised to become Saint Magnus only 20 years after his untimely death, his cousin Haakon was far closer to the warmongering and violent Viking of legend. It was in fact Haakon who ordered the death of Magnus under the most deceitful and murderous of circumstances.
Highland Park Earl Haakon adopts the character of its namesake through 18 year old cask strength single malt giving a character-busting ABV of 54.9%. This Orcadian beast encapsulates the spirit of Haakon, a true berserker and warrior, to capture the depth of flavour of Highland Park’s multi-award wining 18 year old but adding a new dimension achieved through one vatting. With only 3,300 bottles available worldwide, this third edition is set to sell out in record time and build on the success of both Earl Magnus and Saint Magnus.
The Earl Haakon bottle is entirely black glass, made in the same historic way as the previous two bottlings, and is presented in an open black wood window wooden gift box.
Appearance:Rich russet, clear and bright
Nose:Shellac, hot fudge, gingercake, lemon zest and blackcurrants with a hint of damsons
Palate:Sweet vanilla, wood smoke, cedarwood and ginger
Finish:Lingering spiciness, medium sweet and long