Replacing Dark Origins, Valkyrie is the first release in the new Highland Park Viking Legend series, which will also include Valknut and Valhalla over the coming years. Using more American oak casks than usual and 50% peated malt, the Valkyrie is richer than the standard 12yo. Naturally coloured and bottled at 45.9%.
Nose: Waves of warm aromatic smoke and richly ripened fruit, Oriental spices, vanilla, preserved ginger and sweet apples.
Palate: Dark chocolate, salty liquorice and much more of the aromatic peat smoke. Notes of orange and honey.
Finish: Rich spice, long and warming with fading smoke and notes of black tea.