Highland Park Freya (Valhalla Collection) Review | Whiskey Raiders
87

Highland Park Freya (Valhalla Collection)

Not enough users have reviewed this.

  • Distiller:

    Highland Park

  • Bottler:

    Highland Park

  • ABV:

    51.2%

  • Age:

    15 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish is lingering with cinnamon and hints of honey…but the cinnamon dominates.
  • Read Full Review
  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Smooth on the palate, with passion fruit, and more overt peatiness than is apparent on the nose. Subtle peat, char, and a hint of licorice in the finish.
  • Read Full Review
  • Raided Score: 95
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Adding water will intensify these notes, but will also provide a soft ending rather than a tighter, more astringent one. Your call; mine is to enjoy au natural.
  • Read Full Review
  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: I enjoy the ‘honesty’ in this, but I don’t find this green and smoky goddess of love particularly sexy.
  • Read Full Review
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: The complexity and progression here is both interesting and delicious. It starts as a sweet fruit bomb and ends bold, smoky and dry. Really unique and enjoyable.
  • Read Full Review

Raided Score is a conversion from an external site's score, to our in house uniform scoring system. Please see the FAQ for more.

  • Intro:

    The third release in Highland Parks 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.

  • Nose:

    Really prominent honey, lemon meringue, light floral perfume - almost lavendar. Light brine and vanilla buttercream. Faint green apple.

  • Taste:

    Medium light mouthfeel. Muted flavors. Some mild heat - growing fruitiness. Pear, lemon, pepper and brine, lavendar and cardamom. Smoke steps in, ashy, peppery, no vegetal character.

  • Finish:

    Medium length, restrained heat. Peppery smoke, ash, burning lumber. Salty bread. Faint vanilla. No fruitiness.

  • Overall:

    The complexity and progression here is both interesting and delicious. It starts as a sweet fruit bomb and ends bold, smoky and dry. Really unique and enjoyable.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
Read our privacy policy
Submit your review here or comment below