Following on from Thor, Loki is the second release in Highland Park’s Valhalla Collection. Loki has been matured in a mix of sherry and heavily-peated casks. Initial notes of marzipan on the nose, then orange, oriental spices, and chili. In time, yellow plums, vanilla, and floral notes. Soft and sweet on the palate, with pink grapefruit, overt smoke, and a touch of salt. The finish features contrasting barbecue and vanilla notes, citrus, and lots of spice. (Summer 2013) Reviewed by: Gavin SmithSmoked flowers and dried fruit on the intensely aromatic nose. In the mouth the flavor starts out sweet and earthy, quickly turning to spice and smoke. Cigar box flavors linger long on the leathery finish.The second release in the lauded Highland Park Valhalla Collection, this limited edition shows caramel, toffee and hazelnut between smoldering waves of peat. Named for a particularly ’treacherous and mischievous’ character in Norse mythology, it makes sense that instead of a gentle fade, this Scotch grows brawnier and more drying with repeated sips.