Highland Park Valkyrie

Peated Single Malt

Highland Park // Islands, Scotland

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  1. flipper_gv

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Nose: You get the typical Highland Park profile with tons of delicious red apples, nutmeg, cinnamon and very slight cardamom. In the back, you have some custard and angel's food cake. Some light smoke and ash are present. I find that the ash (not the smoke) clashes a bit weirdly. Palate: Powerful taste with the red apples and raisins, a strong spicy punch with a ton of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and general oak spice. The spices are much more present than the smell let on. The custard and angel's food cake like notes I've picked are still there with the egg-like flavors being more present than in the smell. A little salty. Again, the smoke and ash are there, not being the biggest fan of the ash. Mouthfeel: Medium body with some oiliness. Nothing out of the ordinary here. Finish: Smoky, spicy, vanilla custard, light chocolate and a little salty. Longer than expected and maybe the highlight of this dram. Overall: This is a very nice fruity and smoky whisky. You get quite a bit of oak spice from the older whiskies in this "blend" and some edginess from the younger ones. This is powerful whisky that feels a bit higher proof than what it is. Still, I find the ash a bit distracting and would have score this a bit higher if it weren't for that.
    93.25 CAD per Bottle
  2. sir_scotchalot

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Color: Gentle gold Nose: Green apple, red berries (raspberry), lemon, vanilla, smoke, peat, dark chocolate, and oak wood. Palate: Spicy, vanilla, black licorice, ginger, nutty, and oaky. Finish: Long and lingering, spicy, smoky, and fruity.
    60.0 USD per Bottle
  3. Valeriia-Ivanova

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  4. Asgeir_

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
  5. Svyatoslav-Polishchuk

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    50.0 EUR per Bottle
    Bolt HQ
  6. Jose-Massu-Espinel

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I think this is one of the most interesting drams i have ever tasted. It is not necessarily the best whisky, but it is amazing. Bottled at 45.9% abv with a deep gold color. Remember i once told you that Highland Park has the best marketing in their bottles? This is no exception. The name "Valkyrie" comes from nordic "angels" that comb the battlefields to pick up the best dead warriors and let them enter the Viking heaven called "Valhalla". How do you like that story? Well, the dram is a battlefield also. The nose is simply overwhelming, with an inmense peaty note, like a fireplace or a barbecue, roasted meat nose appear, some balsamic oil and salt. Spectacular. On the palate is very oily, i think is a young whisky but the flavor is intense. Lots of spices: pepper, liquorice, a bitter note, ashes, hard blocks of salt, full mouth sensation. The finish is very long, it burns your insides, ashes, bonfire, gunpowder. Amazing. Overall i give this dram a 99/100 and the point deduction comes from the burn sensation in the aftertaste letting me know this whisky is young, i wonder what would happen with a little more maturation. Amazing. Slainte!
  7. roc2062

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  8. 84.99 USD per Bottle
    Kent Liquors
  9. AreBare

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
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