This is a 15 year expression that was part of the Valhalla series from Highland Park. It is bottled at 48.7% ABV.
Nose: Peat is fairly prominent on the nose compared to Highland Park’s core expressions. Copious salt and brine, but a high amount of citrus as well.
Palate: Again, not used to this much peat from HP. Remains quite salty with a bit of lemon juice as well.
Finish: Fairly dry and short – peat and brine linger on with the oak coming through more clearly.
Rating: 87/100 – Interesting to try so much peat in a Highland Park – definitely changes the profile quite a bit.
Value for the money: These were retailing for $250+ which is way overpriced in my opinion. Save half of that and buy a HP 18 instead.