Highland Park reveals second Viking Legend release
Highland Park is introducing the second in a series of three Viking Legend releases, inspired by its Viking history and mythology.
Valknut Special Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been created in partnership with renowned Danish designer Jim Lynvgild. Valknut means ‘knot of those killed in battle’, and its symbol of three interlinked triangles is closely associated with the Norse god Odin, who guided the spirits of the dead to Valhalla.
Jason Craig, Highland Park brand director, said: “Valknut is an intensely balanced whisky with an abv of 46.8%. It has been matured predominantly in American sherry seasoned oak casks with a slightly higher phenolic level, compared to Valkyrie. We have also used a small amount of Orkney grown Tartan barley which adds to its smokier edge and lingering sweet, spicy finish.”
Designer, Jim Lyngvild, said: “The story of the Valknut is compelling and I wanted to ensure that the design feature of this packaging was a fitting match to the whisky created by Master Whisky Maker Gordon Motion.
“Also as Valknut is part of a series of three expressions, I made sure that there is continuity in style of the packaging – for example, the frieze design at top is consistent in look but the story of the symbol has been brought to the front page.”
Highland Park Valknut will be priced £58 for 70cl and it is the second of three Viking Legend releases. It will be followed by Valfather in 2019.