Highland Park Valkyrie
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islands
  • Distillery Highland Park
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 45.9%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • apple
  • honey
  • apricot
  • liquorice
  • brine
  • fruit
  • roasted
  • vanilla

Highland Park

Valkyrie (0.7l, 45.9%)
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Character Goatson
 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. 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islands
  • Distillery Highland Park
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 45.9%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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. 
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  • smoky
  • apple
  • honey
  • apricot
  • liquorice
  • brine
  • fruit
  • roasted
  • vanilla
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
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