We are the product of our people, our location and our history. Our whisky, like our island home, is shaped by a wild climate and stormy seas, and by the Vikings who settled here over 1,000 years ago, leaving their mark on our people and our culture. There are people, near and far, whose passion and skill ensures that they – and our whisky – stand apart.
Created using a higher proportion of our local peated malt and predominantly matured in sherry seasoned oak casks to give this whisky its smoky, sweet flavor, Highland Park Valknut Single Malt Scotch Whisky is the second in our Viking Legend series, celebrating our rich Nordic ancestry here on Orkney. Valknut means ‘knot of those slain in battle’ and its symbol of three interlinked triangles appears on numerous artefacts from the Viking Age. The symbol is closely associated with the Norse god, Odin, who guided the spirits of the dead to the underworld and back to the world of the living, and is believed to represent the transition from life to death or the connection between earthly life and heavenly life.
NOSE: Butterscotch, peanut brittle, wisps of smoke, young leather, and fresh cedar.
PALATE: Peppery spice, while remaining dry and focused, oak shavings, cloves, aniseed.
FINISH: Aromatic peat.