Highland Park Valkyrie Scotch Whisky is a limited special release from the Ornkey based distiller, and the first part in the Viking Legend series. The three part VIKING LEGEND series was created by Gordon Motion, Highland Park Master Whisky Maker. Valkyrie has been awarded Chairman’s Trophy in the 2017 Ultimate Spirits Challenge, scoring 99 out of 100.
Valkyrie, in Norse mythology, was a female figure or spirit that had the power to choose which Viking warriors would die in battle and be taken to join Odin’s army. VALKYRIE celebrates the rich Nordic ancestry of Orkney, once part of a vast Viking kingdom.
The packaging has been created by Danish designer Jim Lyngvild and the inspiration for Valfather has comes from various historical Viking artifacts in Scandinavia.
To taste, expect bewitching oriental spices, creamy vanilla, sweet preserved ginger, dark chocolate with hints of liquorice. On the finish you should appreciate the waves of warm aromatic smoke and richly ripened fruit.
700ml. 45.9% ABV