Highland Park, based in the Orkney Islands, has turned to the fertile mythological history of its grounds as inspiration for the Valhalla Collection. Thor, named after one of the most famous of the Norse gods, will have the god’s symbolic hammer embossed on the bottle, and is presented in a beautifully carved wooden display case reminiscent of the bow of a traditional Nordic boat.
A rich amber hue, the new Highland Park Thor has an aromatic, smoky nose, with spicy, heady notes of antique copper, stewed plums, and golden syrup. Dry on the palate with hints of vanilla, blackberries, fresh mango, peach and cinnamon, the finish lingers with an ephemeral whisper of sweet vanilla. Thor has been bottled at sixteen years of age and at the natural cask strength of 52.1% ABV.