Mjølner and Highland Park create signature whisky

by Owen Bellwood

Scotch brand Highland Park has partnered with Australian bar operator The Speakeasy Group to release a bespoke whisky in its Mjølner venues in Sydney and Melbourne.

Available exclusively in the Australian market, the 14-year-old cask strength whisky was developed by Edrington-owned Highland Park and a team from Thor-inspired restaurant and cocktail bar Mjølner. The Mjølner x Highland Park Whisky is the bar’s first signature whisky bottling. Made using whisky matured in first-fill Sherry seasoned European oak casks, first-fill Sherry seasoned American oak casks and refill casks, the whisky has flavours of “Sherry and spice, sweet vanilla and a touch of smokiness”. When guests order a dram of the new whisky at either Mjølner venue, staff will deliver the signature Scotch to the table in a miniature replica Viking long boat. A total of 1,731 bottles of Mjølner x Highland Park Whisky have been created, with a limited number available to purchase from Australian distributor Spirits Platform and selected whisky retail shops in Sydney, including The Oak Barrel. Earlier this year, the owners of The Speakeasy Group announced plans to sell 10% of the company in order to raise up to AU$3 million (US$2.13) to fund the expansion of the business.