Casks have a major influence on the flavour of our whisky, driving both natural colour and distinctive character through the cask wood and its seasoning. Although Highland Park whisky is traditionally matured in sherry-seasoned oak casks, for FULL VOLUME, our 2017 special release, we used 100% first-fill bourbon casks and for TWISTED TATTOO 16 Year Old we’ve again used bourbon casks, but this time combined with a high percentage of casks seasoned with rich and full-bodied Spanish Rioja wine.
Our Master Whisky Maker, Gordon Motion, created TWISTED TATTOO by combining 153 oak casks seasoned with Spanish Rioja wine with whisky matured in 70 first-fill bourbon casks.
Filtered at 4°C and bottled at 46.7% for rich and full-bodied flavour, TWISTED TATTOO is deliciously rounded, sweet and creamy. Generously layered with notes of sweet vanilla, sun-ripened peaches, summer berries, red wine and our trademark aromatic peat smoke, this single malt delivers its own distinctive twist on Highland Park.
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