Highland Park 12, located on the northernmost Scottish isle of Orkney, is proud of its heritage. The rebranding they undertook in recent years to highlight this has been met with great response, and personally I love the update. Viking Honour is the name bestowed upon their award-winning, entry-level whisky.
The Nordic Viking settlers took parts of Scotland many centuries ago, yet some of their influence remains today. Their founder Magnus Eunson, a descendent of the early Viking settlers, started a distillery back in the 18th century. In 1798 the operation was founded properly by David Robertson; it would have operated illegally for some time until the 1826 exercise act. Nowadays the Whisky brand is revered worldwide by Scotch enthusiasts and the expert community.
Novices of the whisky game prefer some of their vintage releases or older expressions. Although the younger bottles are credited for being balanced despite their unique taste. I use the 12 year as a great starter dram for those who want to enter the realm of Scotch drinking even before their Speyside cousins.