Highland Park Freya

Peated Single Malt

Highland Park // Islands, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    95
  • Avg. Rating

    4.28
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 25 )

The Valhalla Collection continues with this third release named Freya. Freya is not only the mythological Norse goddess of love, fertility, and beauty but also of war, death, and seidr--a form of sorcery. Released in 2014, this is a 15 year old single malt aged in first-fill bourbon barrels. It is bottled at 102.4.

  • age
    15 Year
  • abv
    51.2
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    first-fill bourbon

Tasting Notes

"Yes, the lone Valhalla bottling to be named after a goddess instead of a god does have a fruity and floral profile, but you would be advised not to write this whisky off as a delicate flower. The proof should give you some indication of that fact. There is a wonderful balance between the fruity (think peaches and cream) and the spicy sweet notes with just a dusting of the peaty smoke added to the mix. The finish brings a little salty tang and spicy, woody quality to the party. Adding water will intensify these notes, but will also provide a soft ending rather than a tighter, more astringent one. Your call; mine is to enjoy au natural."

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