Highland Park's The Earl Magnus Edition 1

Category - Spirits, Scotch whisky, single malt, 52.6% abv

Available - From late-December

Location - From specialist independent whisky retailers throughout the UK, the Highland Park distillery and www.highlandpark.co.uk

Price - RRP GBP85 (US$138) per bottle

Distribution - Maxxium UK - +44 1786 430 500

This limited edition 15-year-old Scotch has been launched to commemorate the life of Earl Magnus, an 11th century Christian who shared the rule of the Orkney Earldom with his cousin Haakon. Envious at the increasing popularity of his cousin, Haakon had his cousin slaughtered. Magnus's body was laid to rest on Egilsy and later at Birsay it was said that miracles of healing were experienced around his tomb.

The bottle is presented in a wooden box etched with Highland Park branding and the tale of Earl Magnus. It is sealed with a black stopper, coated in black wax stamped with the Highland Park 'H'.