Highland Park VALKYRIE
YES, THE VIKING GODS ARE REAL...AND THEY MAKE WHISKEY ON THE SCOTTISH ISLANDS.
Don't know about you, but this distillery seems it can do no wrong. VALKYRIE earned quite a buzz at the 2017 San Francisco Whiskey Fest and was one of our favorites. Viking lore will tell you that the Valkyries swooped in after battle to take only the bravest fallen warriors into Valhalla to sit with Odin. However, apparently the Valkyries have a little downtime and seem to be pitching in on the making of Highland Parks VALKYRIE, which celebrates the Orkney Island's Nordic lineage as once part of a vast Viking kingdom. The gorgeous packaging was designed by renowned designer and Viking Soul Jim Lyngvild. The flavor of the whiskey is...transcendent.
Unquestionably remote, the fiercely independent Orkney Islands once sat at the crossroads between powerful Nordic and Scottish cultures and were ruled by the Viking Kings of Norway and Denmark. Highland Park carries on the Viking traditions with a whiskey that, like its island and its people, stands apart.
Once a Viking, Always a Viking
Highland Park founder, Magnus Eunson, was a direct Viking descendant. A butcher and church officer by day, and a smuggler by night, he set up his illicit still at a little bothy at High Park, overlooking Kirkwall – still the site of Highland Park today. We say that our distillery was founded in 1798 – but in truth, that’s just the year that the authorities finally caught up with Magnus – whisky was certainly being produced here before that! With the exception of the smuggling operation, very little has changed in those intervening years. We stay true to the exacting standards of whisky making our founder introduced, and share his bold and uncompromising approach. In fact, you could say we’re a whisky crafted in the old way by a new generation of Vikings.
Proof: 91.8 (45.9% ABV)
Distiller: Highland Park, Islands, Scotland
Family: Highland Park
We can't ship to: AL, KY, MA, MD, MS, ND, NH, NV, NY, PA, TX, UT, VT, WV
A refreshingly briny kiss.
Warm smoke on the tongue.
Smooth finish ripe with pineapple.