Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points
Wine Enthusiast 91 points
The 'original' sets a high standard for Highland whisky, and has gone from strength to strength since its slightly controversial packaging redesign a few years ago. Medium-bodied and gently warming, with pleasant spicy notes.
95 points Tasting Panel
From the norse Valknut meaning "knot of those slain in battle," this limited edition is a celebration of the Nordic belief in connections between life and death. The most intensely peated whisky Highland Park has ever released in the US. Aromas of rich smoke and earthy leather layer atop butterscotch, nut brittle, and fresh cedar wood. Flavors of sweet malt balance with dark, peppery spice and woodsy notes. The finish is long and smoky.
Wine Enthusiast 90 points - TOP 100 SPIRITS
Islay, Scotland- Released to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Lagavulin distillery. It is big and smoky, with sweet spice and has a clean, long and smoky finish. One of the great classics from Islay.2020 SIP Awards Gold Medal winner.