The Avengers continues to pack them into theaters, but today we’re going to talk about a different Thor. Yeah, the super hero in the flick can smash bad guys with his magic hammer, but can he get you tipsy? We didn’t think so. The new label is from the folks behind Highland Park and it's part of their new Valhalla Collection, which is a range of four unique bottlings that take inspiration from the Nordic Gods. Thor is the first one to hit the market.
This one comes in a wooden container that brings to mind a Viking ship – and yes, once the bottle is done, we suppose you can set it aflame so the empty hooch container can join the big banquet in the sky. There are only 1,500 bottles that will be sold in the United States, making it a pretty exclusive item (and justifying the suggested retail price of $199). The combo of price and exclusivity makes this and ideal gift. And, how about that – Father’s Day is coming up – just sayin’.
The stuff comes from the Orkney Islands in Scotland, which is the world’s Northernmost distillery. It stands apart from other Scotch labels in its smoothness and lack of smoke. It’s also pretty boozy, at a 52.1% ABV. But the God of Thunder packed a lot of power in that hammer, so are you really surprised?