APPEARANCE Natural deep golden color that is entirely cask driven
TASTE A perfect harmony of spice and fruit on a wave of aromatic smoke. This exceptionally balanced 21 Year Old delivers layers of harmonized flavor. Fully-rounded and elegantly smooth.
Gordon Motion, Highland Park's Master Whisky Maker, hand selected almost identical quantities of first-fill sherry seasoned European oak casks, first-fill sherry seasoned American oak casks and refill casks to demonstrate the impact of different cask types on the intense balance of the company's whisky.
Each cask has been matured in Highland Park's island warehouses for a minimum of 21 years. This is an ideal period as it allows the rich flavors of the first-fill casks to come vibrantly to the fore – spices and dried fruit from the European oak casks and vanilla and citrus notes from the American oak casks. Introducing refill casks balances the influence of oak from the first-fill casks, while bottling the whisky at its marrying strength of 46% delivers a rich and deep finish.
Highland Park's 21 YEAR OLD AUGUST 2019 RELEASE displays the fine maturity of character that befits a whisky of this age and delivers a perfect harmony of spice and fruit on a wave of the aromatic smoke that is the hallmark of Orkney’s unique heather peat.