Highland Park Loki

Peated Single Malt

Highland Park // Islands, Scotland

community rating

4 out of 5 stars
( 33 )

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.

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  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    ex-sherry and heavily peated oak casks

Tasting Notes

"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."

Score 91

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