Highland Park Valkyrie

Highland Park Valkyrie

(0.75l, 45.9%)


7.9/10
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 A solid dram of Highland Park Single Malt magic with more smoke and strength.

Highland Park is the most northerly distillery in Scotland on the island of Orkney. Legend has it that it was founded by Whisky smuggler Magnus Eunson in the late 1700s and that he used his position as a church officer to conceal Whisky beneath the church pulpit. Don’t assume that "Highland Park" means their Whisky is made in the Highland style. In character, their spirit is closer to a midpoint between Lowland and Islay Single Malts. Perhaps the most famous Whisky connoisseur of all time — journalist Michael Jackson — called Highland Park, "The greatest all-rounder in the world of Malt Whisky."

"Normal" Highland Park Whiskies are lightly peated. They accomplish this by toasting only about 1/5 of the malt with peat smoke — the rest is dry roasted with heated air. Highland Park Valkyrie ups the peated malt to half of the total. That’s still well short of the heavily peated Islay malts, but you’ll notice the difference. And at 45.9% ABV there is enough power to bring the flavor home. The result is still pure Highland Park, but smokier and stronger than their core range. 

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smoky
apple
honey
apricot
liquorice
brine
fruit
roasted
vanilla
What does Highland Park Valkyrie taste like?

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Rosy Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aromas are well-balance between smoky brine and creamy mixed fruits.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Interestingly, the flavors bloom on the palate in wave — first dried apricots and apples, then beaches and sea, then back again and again.

Finish
It’s nice and long on the finish with licorice and honey. 
Ratings & Reviews
Michael
Michael,
Meh. Not great. Drinkable, but disappointing compared to Highland Park's other offerings.
 
Millard
Millard,
Exceptional and a worthy addition tot he fine Highland Park line. A grave disappointment that it cannot be ordered through Flaviar at this time.
 
Ron
Ron,
With a switch to tease the dram your are drinking the apple come to the front. The smoke and caramel is perfect. The subtle vanilla sits on the back of your pallet and rolls down perfectly. The Orkney flavors are just what the doctor said to drink 👨‍⚕️
 
Philip
Philip,
If you are a fan of peaty scotches then the smoke really comes through. It maintains the fruity flavor with a hint of vanilla and spices common Highland Park’s 16 year old but, again, with a smoky edge. The finish is long, with a clingy, earthy presence, somewhat less than Lagavulin but more so than 10 year Talisker.
 
Dennis
Dennis,
I had the 18 year 1st, so this one is not as rounded as the other but still good, drink this daily and 18 year on birthdays and holidays
 
David
David,
At the price point I’d recommend grabbing the 16year instead. Still good HP, but I prefer the 12 & 16yr over this one
 
Alexandra
Alexandra,
A little spicy and oaky with a very subtle smokiness.
 
Rocco
Rocco,
Great combo of sweet and smoke
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Smoke and vanilla. A bit too sweet for me
 
Scott
Scott,
Really nice Smokey flavor. Smooth but just enough bite. Would recommend for the price.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
I loved the smokiness of this scotch.
 
Todd
Todd,
This is lovely until you exhale, then the smoke takes over. Perhaps I'm not ready to be a dragon.
 
Bob
Bob,
smoky all the way through
 
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