Maturation in refill Sherry seasoned casks prevents oak from dominating the flavors of the whiskey as it would if first-fill casks were used. This allows our robust and oily new make spirit to gently mature over an extended period of time, delivering a full-on aromatic peat flavor with a surprisingly sweet finish.
In Malt Advocate, John Hansell commented “Whiskies like this one remind me why I fell in love with whiskey in the first place” and we know exactly what he means. There’s that fudgy sweetness that characterizes the more mature Highland Park, but here it’s combined with complex aromatic spices as well as dark chocolate orange and floral peat notes. Dry at the finish, it leaves an aromatic smoky flavor and a mouth-watering hint of mild, salty sea spray – the result of 30 years’ maturation on Orkney’s windswept island environment.
NATURAL CASK-DRIVEN COLOUR
Gold with hints of amber
Average color tint 23.3
Nutmeg | Dark chocolate orange | Aromatic peat smoke | Sticky toffee pudding | Sea salt