It is the northernmost whisky distillery in Scotland and is located in Kirkwall on the Orkney Island mainland.
The distillery buildings of Highland Park are listed in the Scottish Heritage Lists and produce around 2.5 million litres of whisky annually.
The Highland Park distillery has taken its inspiration for its new range of products from the animal kingdom, so each bottling has its own taste profile.
The Spirit of the Bear was created in honour of the creatures admired for their resilience and independence.
Many legends tell us that the Vikings called the Spirit of the Great Forest Bear before a war to take its shape.
In preparation for battle, they wrapped themselves in bear skins to gain the endurance and strength of a bear; these warriors are known today as the Berserkers.
The name Berserker comes from the old Norse word 'ber-sekr' meaning bear skin.
The maturation takes place mainly in American oak barrels.
The beasts are here! - Highland Park
Tasting notes:Colour: Bright gold.
Nose: sweet, smoky, orange, raisin, roasted nuts, hints of mint, berries.
Taste: Sweet, sherry, honey, oranges, vanilla, mocha, roasted nuts, hints of ginger, nutmeg.
Finish: Long lasting, slightly smoky, sweet, vanilla.