Review #757 | /r/Scotch Review #254 – Highland Park Loki (Valhalla Collection)
The Schtick: “The second release in Highland Park’s Valhalla Collection following last year’s Thor release. Loki is Thor’s adoptive brother, a mischievous soul, possibly even a shape-shifter and certainly an enigmatic character.
Highland Park have sought to create a whisky that matches Loki’s unique personality with this 15 year old single malt. Unusually, some heavily peated casks were used for part of the maturation.” —Master of Malt
This release contains some heavily peated malt. Let’s see how it is.
Distiller: Highland Park
Bottler: Highland Park
ABV: 48.7% ABV
Age: 15 Years
Nose: Buttered biscuits, sweet wine. Caramel, offee, salt, faint smoke. Almost a salted caramel feel to it.
Taste: Medium mouthfeel, sweet caramel. Peat smoke, pepper, faint salinity. Almost mildly jammy with some citrus. The peat is mostly ashy smoke, not too vegetal or bandage-y.
Finish: Long, peppery, smoky. Nice and sweet. This blends pretty well overall.
Overall: Interesting, diverse and enjoyable. Mostly sweet, some smoke, some salinity. I think more smoke would have helped this out but it was enjoyable nonetheless.
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