Highland Park Valknut

Peated Single Malt — Islands, Scotland

Tasted March 14, 2020
3.75 out of 5 stars
This is a curious whiskey, lots of interesting scents and flavors, but all a little disjointed. Initially strong diesel and peat on the nose, after a few minutes these ebb while sherry, barley, vanilla, powdered chocolate and stewed prunes appear. Rich, oily and a little young and hot on the palate with cereal grains, honey, vanilla, walnuts and a hint of sherry and diesel. The long finish has spicy, sweet and savory notes.