Highland Park ‘Valkyrie’, Single Malt Scotch Whisky

$139.95 inc GST

700 ml, 45.9% abv, Scotland (Island)

VALKYRIE is the first in a series of three special Viking Legend releases and has just been awarded the Chairman’s Trophy in the 2017 Ultimate Spirits Challenge, scoring 99 out of 100.

It’s made with approximately 50% fully peated stock so offers a smokier Highland Park experience.

 

 

 

 

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Description

Official Tasting Notes :

Green apples | Sun-ripened lemons | Oriental spices | Vanilla | Preserved ginger | Dark chocolate | Salty liquorice | Warm aromatic smoke.

 

whiskyfun.com :

Nose : Starts with curry-like spices and especially nutmeg and cinnamon, while a smoky coastalness appears from the back. That is very nice, I think. There’s a mentholy side as well, as well as quite some bitter oranges and a feeling of brine. All nice, and the spices do not dominate, which is cool.

Mouth : It’s big, salty, spicy, and indeed smoky. I find the wood a touch loud (sour spices, ginger) but other than that, the notes of toffee, marmalade, and raisins are making it rather rounder and, well, sexier. Good body, the strength is perfect.

Finish : Long, with bitter herbs and a touch of honeydew. Green liquorice, ginger. The aftertaste has got quite some oak spices. Comments: it’s a big, slightly body-builder Highland Park. Very good, of course

San Francisco World Spirits Competition | 2018 | Gold Medal Hong Kong
International Wine & Spirit Competition | 2017 | Silver
Beverage Testing Institute | 2017 | Gold
International Wine & Spirit Competition | 2017 | Silver
Scotch Whisky Masters Awards | 2017 | Gold
International Spirits Challenge | 2017 | Silver
San Francisco World Spirits Competition | 2017 | Silver
Ultimate Spirits Challenge | 2017 | Chairman’s Trophy