The third release in Highland Park’s The Valhalla Collection is the Freya, a 15 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky named after the Norse Goddess of Love. Wise, sensitive and with a magical cloak of feathers that creates the Northern Lights above Orkney, Freya was a valiant protector of human souls.
To match her personality, Highland Park have created a suitably sensual and delicious whisky with a hint of Orkney smoke to bear the Freya name.
Nose: Chamomile, orange, papaya, leather strips, grapefruit, peach, pine, pear skin, cardamom, fruity smoke and a touch of heather. White chocolate and freeze-dried strawberries.
Palate: Woody and fragrant pear. Starfuit too. Smoke, orange peel and proper Turkish delight.
Finish: Smoky with a hint of tin, drying at full strength. Apricot and spices.
Overall: Freya, ‘The Fair One’, Goddess of Love – seductive, subtle, each sip leaves you wanting just a little more.