A WHISKY INSPIRED BY ODIN
VALFATHER is the most peated whisky we have released to date. Expertly created by Gordon Motion, our master whisky maker, its intense and complex character reflects the powerful influence of the great Norse god, Odin.
For each of the three Viking Legend releases – VALKYRIE, VALKNUT and VALFATHER, Gordon introduced higher quantities of our local peated malt than usual, which delivers a richer, smokier character.
Gordon matured VALKYRIE, the first in the series, predominantly in sherry seasoned European oak casks to reveal fresh citrus fruit and oriental spices while VALKNUT was matured in sherry seasoned American oak casks to deliver sweeter notes of vanilla and aniseed.
Matured entirely in our finest refill casks, VALFATHER delivers an intriguingly spicy and smoky flavour profile. Its naturally bright gold hues could be said to mirror the ceilings of Valhalla’s great hall – lined, according to legend, with golden shields. Aromas of crisp apple and sweet pear are followed by the sweet flavours of vanilla-laden crème brûlée with toasted cedar wood and warming paprika in the background to provide a distinctly smoky edge. VALFATHER finishes with a tantalisingly long breath of aromatic smoke, perfectly offset by notes of fresh fruit.
Bottled at 47% VALFATHER will retail at a UK RRP of £60.