8.6 (2)
Brand
Highland Park
Expression
Thor
Whisky type
Single Malt
Range
Valhalla Collection
Distillery
Highland Park Distillery
Origin
Island, Scotland
Year launched/bottled
2012
ABV.
52.10%
Source
Maxxium
In collection
33×

Review by Highland Park

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Colour

Rich amber, with an iron ore glow.

Nose

Concentrated and forceful, with an explosion of aromatic smoke, pungent fresh ginger, antique copper, stewed plums, and golden syrup. With water, earthy notes emerge, like a garden after a heavy rain shower.

Palate

Thor’s high strength grabs the palate and refuses to let go. Initially dry, with fiery gingerbread then vanilla, blackberries, fresh mango, peach and hints of cinnamon. As its big flavours swirl around the mouth, some softer, sweeter notes develop, giving Thor and unexpected layer of complexity and depth.

Finish

The finish thunders on, leaving behind lingering notes of sweet vanilla and an intense spiciness.

Note

Thor represents the first coming for Highland Park’s stunning Valhalla Collection; a range of four unique whiskies, released annually, taking inspiration from the legendary Nordic gods of old. Not for the faint hearted, only those brave enough to accept the challenge of Thor shall be rewarded with the ultimate experience; a whisky of divine power.

In honour of this great warrior, and in celebration of its own unwavering Norse heritage, Highland Park brings you Thor. With a natural strength like its namesake, drawing influence from the environment unique to Orkney, Thor is a truly elemental spirit. Distilled where sea turns to ocean, this 16 year-old single malt is a meeting point of nature’s forces, exuding a dynamic and bold character on the surface, but with an unexpected softer side at its heart.

Bottled at a robust 52.1% ABV this limited edition whisky comes housed in a unique wooden frame, which echoes the fearsome contours of a traditional Viking long ship.

Source: Maxxium