It follows last year’s launch of the first Viking Legend whisky, Valkyrie 

Scotch whisky brand Highland Park has unveiled Valknut, the second single malt in its ‘Viking Legend’ series.

Valknut (46.8% abv) is billed as an “intensely balanced” dram, having been matured predominantly in American sherry seasoned oak casts, and made with a small amount of Orkney Tartan barley, which “adds to its smokier edge and lingering sweet, spicy finish” (rsp: £58/70cl).

It has rolled into The Whisky Exchange and The Whisky Shop.

The name Valknut means ‘knot of those killed in battle’ in Old Norse. The bottle features three interlinked triangles – which the brand said was “closely associated with the Norse god Odin”. It was designed by Danish designer Jim Lyngvild.

It follows the launch of the first Viking Legend whisky, Valkyrie (45.9% abv), which hit shelves last year. Details of the third and final Viking Legend whisky are yet to be revealed.

Highland Park recently launched two special edition, high-end 17-year-old single malts called The Dark and The Light, both priced at £190/70cl.

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