A Highland Park 10 Year Old Whisky tasting with Martin Markvardsen

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This Tasing will introduce you to Highland Park 10yo Whisky, which has just launched in Waitrose.

To celebrate the launch of Highland Park 10 Year Old in Waitrose, Highland Park’s global brand ambassador Martin Markvardsen, will be talking you through the unique story and location of Highland Park and of course guiding you through an in-depth tasting of the new Highland Park 10yo, whilst recommending some interesting food pairings. During the tasting he will also be tasting Highland Park Dragon Legend and Highland Park 18yo, where Martin will be guiding you through the differences between the variants from this award-winning Orcadian distillery.

Located in Orkney, Highland Park is one of the most remote whisky distilleries in the world as well as one of the oldest distilleries still functioning today having been in existence since 1798. Highland Park are still committed to the traditional processes of distilling which they have used for almost 200 years and have continued to create award winning whisky to this day.

About your instructor:

Based in Copenhagen, Martin has been working in the whisky industry for almost a quarter of a century. Over the years, he has been involved in every step of whisky production and was once whisky manager at the world-famous speyside craigellachie hotel’s quaich bar, which is home to more than 780 different single malts. Now, as Global brand ambassador, Martin travels the world spreading the word about Highland Park to beginners and connoisseurs alike. His deep understanding of whisky also means he has contributed to numerous articles and books on the subject of whisky.

He was awarded scotch whisky brand ambassador of the year in the 2018 whisky magazine icons of whisky awards, and, in 2009, he was given the great honour of being made “keeper of the quaich”, which is an exclusive and international society that recognises those who have shown outstanding commitment to the scotch whisky industry.

What you'll need:

  • Highland Park 10-Year-Old Viking Scars
  • Highland Park Dragon Legend ( Optional the focus of the session will be on Highland Park 10yo)
  • Highland Park 18 YO ( Optional the focus of the session will be on Highland Park 10yo)
  • Tumbler, Sherry or Glencairn glass
  • Bottled/filtered room temperature water
  • Food pairing options (See below)


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