Highland Park 15 Years Valhalla Collection - Loki

DESCRIPTION

The second entry in Highland Park's Valhalla Collection is a whisky representing the shape-shifting nature of Loki, the trickster. Aged for 15 years and presented in the collection's Viking longship inspired wooden frame, it's a whisky that changes between nose and palate, and shifts around in the glass.

TASTING NOTES (by Whiskyfun.com)

So the sequel to last year’s Thor and let me tell the most stupid joke ever: I hope it’s not low key (diving to even newer lows, S.!) Colour: gold. Nose: not a very different profile, in fact we’re almost right between the 10 and the CS. Actually a little closer to the 10. It’s less cask-driven than last year’s Thor, it’s cleaner, it’s probably more citrusy and certainly more mineral as well as a little medicinal, between iodine and camphor. Some farmy elements as well, something obviously coastal, a blend of various honeys and honeydews, then Virginia tobacco, leather, wax, a few spices (curry?), tiger balm…  Mouth: no, this is great shtuff. Perfect, zesty and lemony yet rich, mineral yet honeyed, wide yet crystalline, coastal yet farmy (that will be it, S.) It’s a HP that’s more islands than highlands, whatever that means. And I’m not saying this because these weeks it’s the 30th anniversary of Brora’s closure, but it is also pretty Brora-esque, in a way. No, I know Brora isn’t on an island, don’t start to quibble with me over trivial issues please. Finish: long and even more coastal. Comments: look, I know I should write lukewarm comments because of the price, because of the unlikely packaging (sure it’s all a matter of taste) and so on, but I’m sorry, I love it. Now, who’s that Loki? A girl? What’s sure is that she beats Thor in my book, fair and square. SGP:464 - 92 points.

PRODUCT SUMMARY

Distillery Highland Park
Classification Single Malt Whisky
Bottle No./Released -/-
Vintage -
Age 15
Bottler Official Bottling
Bottling Date 2013
ABV/ Volume 48.7%/ 70cl
Rating/SGP 92/464
Cask Number -

 


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