The Vahalla Collection
Only 17,000 of bottles of this whisky, which is the final release in Highland Park’s Valhalla Collection, will ever be released.
The long-awaited fourth and final entry in Highland Park's The Valhalla Collection. Odin (aka 'The Furious One'); is a rich and dark whisky with the distillery's trademark sweet and gently peaty character. Aged for 16 years in a combination of first-fill sherry casks and refill hogsheads; this is one not to miss. The Powerfufl aroma suggest; molasses and chamomile tea om the palate
Wine Enthusiast 92 points - The powerful aroma suggests gingerbread, molasses and chamomile tea. On the palate, the sticky-toffee note is enveloped by an intense wallop of peat. An undercurrent of Sherry and gingerbread sweetness runs underneath the smoke, entwining into a mesquite-like smoky-sweet and spicy finish. A splash of water coaxes out a subtle bacon note. Aged 16 years, this limited edition is named for the Norse god Odin and comes packaged in a wooden frame intended to evoke the contours of a traditional Viking long ship. (Dec 2015)
Whiskey Advocate 88 points - Odin is the fourth and final release in Highland Park’s Valhalla Collection. It has been aged in a combination of first-fill Spanish oak sherry casks and refill hogsheads, with the former predominating. The nose yields cocoa powder, insistent spice, subtle sweet smoke, heather honey, and rum-and-raisin fudge. Rich and fruity on the palate, with lively dark spices, plus treacle and peat smoke. The lingering finish initially offers smoky sherry, then dries with licorice and oak. (17,000 bottles) (Summer 2015) Reviewed by: Gavin Smith (Aug 2015)