Highland Park Valkeyrie available through www.zeewijck.nl.
Bottled at 45.9% ABV with a hint of Orkney peat en matured on Bourbon and Sherry casks.
According to the old Norse sagas, for Viking warriors, death was not an end but a glorious beginning. And it began with the Valkyries...
Plunging down from the dark heavens, the Valkyries would descend like avenging angels on horseback to comb the battlefields for the bravest of the fallen warriors, heroes fit to enter the great Norse god Odin’s hall, Valhalla. VALKYRIE celebrates our rich Nordic ancestry here on Orkney, where we were once part of a vast Viking kingdom, and its packaging was designed by internationally renowned designer and Viking Soul, Jim Lyngvild. Exquisitely balanced and delivering wave upon wave of warm aromatic smoke and richly ripened fruit, VALKYRIE is the first in a series of three special Viking Legend releases and has just been awarded the Chairman’s Trophy in the 2017 Ultimate Spirits Challenge, scoring 99 out of 100.
The Valkyries go weaving with drawn swords,
Hild and Hjorthrimul, Sanngrid and Svipul.
Spears will shatter, shields will splinter,
Swords will knaw like wolves through armour.
Darraðarljóð (Song of Oarrador), Njal’s Saga
Describing the fall of Brian Boru to Viking forces at the Battle of Clontarf, 1014
Green apples | Sun-ripened lemons | Oriental spices | Vanilla | Preserved ginger | Dark chocolate | Salty liquorice | Warm aromatic smoke