Highland Park Valfather

Highland Park Valfather Single Malt Scotch at Third Base Market & Spirits

For aficionados of single malt Scotch whisky, Highland Park's Valfather offers a truly remarkable experience. Hailing from the windswept Orkney Islands, this expression pays homage to the Norse mythology woven into the distillery’s heritage. The whisky is inspired by Odin, the Allfather of the gods, and aims to encapsulate his complex character and wisdom. With an unyielding focus on craftsmanship, Highland Park has created a Scotch that both honors tradition and ventures into uncharted territories of flavor. It is a prime selection now available at Third Base Market & Spirits.

Product Details:

  • Name: Highland Park Valfather
  • Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Age: Non-Age Statement (NAS)
  • Region: Orkney Islands, Scotland
  • Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 47%

Tasting Notes and Technical Description:

Visual Appearance:

Pouring into the glass, Valfather exhibits a straw-gold color, shimmering with reflections that recall the moody skies of the Orkney archipelago. The liquid shows a viscous quality, evidence of its full-bodied nature.

Nose (Aroma):

Upon nosing, Valfather reveals an intricate blend of aromas. The peat is present but not overpowering, offering a smoky undertone that pairs elegantly with layers of green apple and pear. Herbal notes of thyme and a gentle touch of vanilla contribute to its complex olfactory profile. A waft of sea salt whispers the tale of its island origin.


On the palate, Valfather does not disappoint. The initial sip unveils a rich, creamy mouthfeel accompanied by an explosion of flavors. The herbal characteristics noted on the nose translate into a taste tinged with heather and dried herbs, making way for a mid-palate teeming with orchard fruits and a subtle caramel sweetness. A peppery spice emerges, providing a counterpoint to the whisky's inherent richness. The peat returns, woven seamlessly throughout the flavor journey, offering that unique Highland Park smokiness without overwhelming the other elements.


Valfather's finish is long, dry, and contemplative, a fitting tribute to Odin's wisdom. The complexities of peat and spice dwindle slowly, giving way to a lingering oaky warmth and a final, ethereal hint of maritime brine.

A masterful concoction of balance and complexity, Highland Park's Valfather is a whisky of epic proportions, worthy of its mythological namesake. It stands as a testament to the capabilities of one of Scotland's most northern distilleries and can be found for those who seek it at Third Base Market & Spirits.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Tim V
Does not disappoint!

Highland Park is quickly becoming a new favorite Scotch of mine. This offering certainly doesn’t disappoint. It provides a nice balance of peat, light smoke and fresh fruit, with a lingering finish reminiscent of apple skin. This paired nicely with plank grilled salmon and shrimp.