Highland Park Valkyrie 45.9% No Original Box Included NV
|Serie||Viking Legend series|
|Distilled date||Not Specified|
|Cask Type||Oak Casks|
|Condition||No Original Box Included|
Gal Granov (85)
Nose: A nice start with a melange of dried fruit (but not quite heavy on that), apple peel, wood spices (cinnamon) and a nice smoky touch to it, quite pronounced as we’re talking Orkney malt. There’s a nice malty feeling as well as ripe oranges, and a touch of chocolate. Doesn’t feel very old, but not too young as well.
Palate: The palate is surprisingly rich and smoky, with bitter wood notes (in a good way), some dried fruit, orange marmalade, and a touch of salty nuts, and salted caramel, chocolate and vanilla, with more smoke. Quite love the feeling of that, big bodied, spicy at times, and warm smoke wrapped around everything. very enjoyable.
Finish: Quite long, with ginger powder, chocolate, raisins, and smoke.
This is a very tasty whisky, Not sure if I prefer this to the old Dark Origins- this is quite a lot smokier if you prefer that – It’s a clear winner. At any rate, the smoke and fruit / spice profile works well, it’s very drinkable, and very more-ish. I can easily recommend it at this price point. Great tasting whisky, and lovely bottle design. Can’t go wrong there. Good work HP.