Highland Park Loki 15 year old, 48.7%

Price: $250 Issue: Summer 2013 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Following on from Thor, Loki is the second release in Highland Park's Valhalla Collection. Loki has been matured in a mix of sherry and heavily-peated casks. Initial notes of marzipan on the nose, then orange, oriental spices, and chili. In time, yellow plums, vanilla, and floral notes. Soft and sweet on the palate, with pink grapefruit, overt smoke, and a touch of salt. The finish features contrasting barbecue and vanilla notes, citrus, and lots of spice.