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As light and full of brave promise as the emerging rays of the rising sun, the natural golden hue of VALKNUT reflects its long and even-paced maturation in the finest American oak. Rich, heathery peat from Hobbister Moor enhances sweet notes absorbed from these fine sherry seasoned casks while the addition of Orkney's local Tartan barley to the kiln adds a bold thrust of malt.
As the aroma of toasted vanilla pods advances, there's a distinctive hint of cracked black pepper in the background, and just a murmuring of fresh oak shavings, before sweetly aromatic cloves join forces with tangy hints of aniseed. Intensely balanced, bold and courageous VALKNUT leaves a lingering memory of peat smoke and sweet spices in its final moments.
VALKNUT means 'knot of those slain in battle' and its symbol of three interlinked triangles appears on numerous artifacts from the Viking Age. The sign is closely associated with Odin, who guided the spirits of the dead to the underworld and back to the world of the living. The VALKNUT symbol is therefore believed to represent the transition from life to death or the connection between earthly life and heavenly life.
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