Highland Park Valkyrie70cl / 45.9%
- Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
Highland Park Valkyrie Reviews
Tasting Notes by Stuart P
Nose: Sweet, aromatic nutmeg, egg custard and vanilla, followed by intense stewed fruit – apple and mango. Sweet spice with a wisp of aromatic smoke lurking behind.
Palate: Good weight and rich mouthfeel with the spices rolling in, well balanced by the ripe fruit. The rich custard notes are enhanced with nutmeg, clove and ginger, while the sweet smoke plays a supporting role, but never dominates.
Finish: The rich fruit and spice battle it out.
Producer's Tasting Notes
Nose: Sharp tang of sweet green apples and ripening lemons
Palate: A bewitching mix of oriental spices. Driven by European oak sherry-seasoned casks, American oak sherry-seasoned casks and bourbon casks, the flavour profile is creamy vanilla with spicy, sweet, preserved ginger and lingering smokiness with hints of liquorice.
Finish: Exquisitely balanced, the long and lingering finish delivers waves of warm aromatic smoke and richly ripened fruit.
12 Customer Reviews
Excellent! Not too smoky, not too peaty.
Vanilla and peatier than I expected. The Valkyrie have chosen me to live, and live well.
Loving it. Popular with the whole family – bridging the gap between those afraid of the peat and those that love the peat. A light touch, less sweet than normal Highland Park but with an enticing smokeiness that keeps one coming back for more. Only criticism is that it is way to easy to drink and keep drinking!
Tastes young. Light acacia honey on the nose, a hint of peat and grapefruit. Flavour has light spice and a bit of wood on the finish. Quality spirit but I think it needed more time in cask to develop maturation.
Complex, full bodied with a little view to Islay
A wonderful dram. Full-bodied.
a fantastic rounded dram
Lovely whisky at a great price. Very good for a no age statement whisky.
Splendid!!! Imagine a Vanilla pod Lightly Toasted Inserted into a canon made from the finest sherry casks... Light that Canon... Cabooooom .... a devine explosion of taste!! A Credit to Highland Park!
Well I must say, I was not expecting this! Never a fan of no age statement whiskeys, I was given this as a present from my boyfriend. WOW it blew me away a fantastic rounded dram, with a slight peaty tang! I'll be stocking up on this one for sure, my favourite in a long time.... Thank you Highland Park!
Always stayed well away from the constantly overpriced, over hyped , needlessly over packaged and don't get me started on the pointless stories, that HP have churned out year after year. This however is well priced, nicely presented - without half a tree being destroyed, well constructed and most importantly very tasty whisky, Hope the next few releases in the series follow suit. Enough of the viking BS though just tell us what is in the bottle maybe? Anyway good job with this one guys - took you long enough.