The Highland Park Loki is the second release in the Valhalla Collection following on from Thors release. This whisky, matured for 15 years in heavily-peated casks, features the complex character of Loki in Norse mythology, as a rather enigmatic and constantly evolving spirit. The bottle is also presented in a Viking-inspired wooden frame.
Nose: Salty sea spray jumps out the glass at first before revealing candied orange peel and a more refined version of the balsamic note present in other Highland Parks. Buttery toffee, raisins and oatiness. Or is it actually waxy with hints of ginger? What was that about shape-shifting again? Stewed apples and lemon zest now... and lime... and a little honey...
Palate: A hit of sweet smoke from the peated cask maturation gives way to cinnamon, ginger and increasingly nutmeg with marmalade. Slippery. (No really!)
Finish: Milk chocolate, ginger, a little marzipan before the toasted cloves that Highland Park promise make a late appearance.
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- Age Statement:
- 15 Year Old