Monday, August 19, 2019


Highland Park, has today announced the launch of the final bottling in its limited-edition Viking Legend series.

Highland Park Valfather (47% ABV) which is the brands most peated whisky expression to date, was matured in refill casks.

Highland Park Valfather

Highland Park Valfather, named after Odin, the mightiest of the Norse Gods, is the final bottling in the series which was inspired by the Orkney based distillery’s Viking history, and is said to highlight the journey to Ragnarök, the battle at the end of the world.

The phenol levels in the Viking Legend bottlings, have risen throughout the series, and each release has had its own distinctive taste profile. Valkyrie the first in the series, used predominantly European sherry seasoned oak, while the second release Valknut used American sherry seasoned oak and Orkney’s tartan barley.

Commenting on the launch, Gordon Motion, Master Whisky Maker at Highland Park, 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.”

Highland Park Valfather, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £60.00.

Posted by Steve Rush