Highland Park Valknut Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Inspired by the Nordic heritage of the Orkney Islands, Highland Park Valknut is the second special release in the Viking Legend trilogy. This new whisky has a distinctively smoky, rich and spicy character, handcrafted with Orkney-grown barley and heather peat, and matured predominantly in American sherry-seasoned oak casks. Bearing the same honorable mark as Odin's chosen warriors, this Valhalla-worthy expression is sure to bring pride to your collection. Available now and for a very limited time.
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Situated in the Orkney archipelago in Northern Scotland, Highland Park Distillery was founded in 1798 by Magnus Eunson. The name of the distillery is derived not from the region of Scotland known as The Highlands — the Orkney islands are not a part of The Highlands — but rather from the region known as High Park, where the distillery was founded.

Today, over two centuries after its founding, Highland Park Distillery remains one of the few Scottish distilleries that continues to hand-turn, malt, and peat its own barley. "You have to be careful here on the malting floor," says Eric Tait, Highland Park's Maltman. "You find it can get a wee bit slippery underneath. I have to turn the malt every eight hours to prevent the roots getting tangled and to get it all aerated properly. The airing also helps it to grow. The malt will be on the floor for seven days, and I'm running five floors at the moment."

After malting the barley, Highland Park Distillery smokes it using peat sourced from Hobbister Moor, a peat bog located approximately seven miles from the distillery. Hobbister Moor peat is sourced from floral heather bushes, which burn hotter and cleaner than the grassy peats of Islay. Also, the peat sourced from Hobbister Moor has greater derivatives of carbohydrates and a lower concentration of lignin than peat from Islay, giving Highland Park's peat a unique chemical fingerprint.

The peat sourced from Hobbister Moor is "absolutely fundamental in understanding the flavor of Highland Park Whisky," says Russell Anderson, the distillery manager. Together with Orkney's unique environment (the temperate, moist climate of the archipelago results in an even maturation process), the peat gives Highland Park Whisky its traditional malty flavors that are tempered by just a subtle touch of smoke.

Introducing the second expression in Highland Park’s limited edition Viking Series: Highland Park Valknut. This second release is made using a ‘small amount’ of Orkney-grown Tartan barley, boasting a slightly higher phenol content.

The Danish designer behind this expression Jim Lyngvild, was inspired by the mythological Valknut symbol associated with fallen warriors. This symbol of three interlinked triangles was used in Norse mythology to represent honorable warriors killed in battle.

Highland Park Valknut earned a Double Gold Medal at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

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Proof 93.6 (46.8% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name Highland Park Distillery
Size 750mL
Aromatic peat smoke, with notes of earthy leather, nut brittle, peppery spice, fresh cedar wood, cloves, and butterscotch. The finish is long and smoky.
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