HIGHLAND PARK VALKNUT
To meet a hero’s death on the battlefield was the highest honour for a viking warrior… Valknut means ‘knot of those slain in battle’. Its symbol of three interlinked triangles appear on lots of artefacts from the Viking age. According to legend, those Vikings who had met honourable death were marked out by the symbol and spirited away by the Valkyries to Valhalla to join Odin’s mighty army to prepare for Ragnarok, the battle of the end of the world. Valknut is the second in the series of three VIKING LEGEND releases. It was crafted by Gordon Motion, our Master Whisky Maker. Valknut has intensely balanced flavour – matured predominantly in American oak with a slightly higher percentage of peat, compared to Valkyrie, which enhances its sweeter notes. It also uses a small amount of locally grown Tartan barley which adds to its smokier edge.
The packaging has been created by Danish designer Jim Lyngvild and the inspiration for Valknut came from two important Nordic sources in Gotland, Sweden – the first of the four Stora Hammers stones and the picture stone at Tangelgarda.