Highland Park Valkyrie
70cl / 45.9% abv
The first in the Viking Legends series from the Orkney distillery, this Island single malt dials up the Orkney peat to give a richer honeyed sweetness than the 12 year old. Matured in a combination of first-fill American sherry oak, bourbon and Spanish sherry oak casks as well as a selection of refill casks, the packaging has been created by Danish designer, Jim Lyngvild, who is of Viking lineage himself.
Nose: intense green apple tang with ripening lemons.
Palate: bewitching oriental spices, creamy vanilla, dark chocolate, ginger and a touch of liquorice.
Finish: warm aromatic smoke and ripe fruits linger.