Highland Park Loki
Peated Single Malt
Highland Park // Islands, Scotland
The second release of four in the Valhalla Collection, this made its debut in the market in 2013. Orcadians have a significant percentage of Norse lineage and as such, Highland Park is paying tribute to this part of their history. The Norse mythological god, Loki is a trickster, shape-shifter god. This bottling is aged in their traditional use of ex-sherry, but is also aged in casks previously containing heavily peated Scotch, quite a departure for Highland Park. It is 15 years old and bottled at 97.4 proof. 21,000 bottles available worldwide.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask Typeex-sherry and heavily peated oak casks
"The peat aroma is certainly more intense than you might expect from Highland Park. On the palate there's a close race between the sweet maple notes and the spiced ones that ends with the latter winning in a photo finish. Fruit appears in the form of orange peels and dried cherries. The malty quality to the whisky isn't covered by the fruit. The finish is on the sweet-smoky-meaty side."