THE mightiest of the Norse gods takes centre stage in the last of Highland Park’s Viking Legend releases.
Valfather – named after Odin, the ‘Allfather’ of the Viking gods – is the Orkney distillery’s most peated release to date.
The 47% ABV expression was created from spirit matured in refill casks and follows the earlier releases of the Valkyrie and Valknut bottlings.
The trilogy was inspired by the Norse myth of Ragnarök – a series of cataclysmic battles and events that will ultimately lead to the end of the world.
Gordon Motion, master whisky maker for Highland Park at parent company Edrington Group, said: “Valfather and the whiskies in the Viking Legend series uses more of our heavily peated malt, making the series more like cousins, rather than a brother or sister to the core range.
“Overall, this whisky is the richest and smokiest in taste profile compared to the rest of the series and our classic whiskies.
“As well as our hallmark aromatic peat smoke, it tastes of creamy vanilla, toasted cedar wood with a long floral aromatic finish offset by notes of crisp apple and sweet fragrant pear.”