Creating a balanced whisky requires time and skill. However, creating the complex balance we’re known for, also requires cask harmonisation.
While most distilleries see this process as an extravagance, for us it’s a necessity. For every batch of Highland Park released, Gordon Motion, our Master Whisky Maker, selects and marries up to 150 casks, leaving the newly combined whisky to rest for at least a month before bottling. During that critical resting period, flavours from the different casks combine and harmonise, achieving an intense balance that’s delivered through our whisky’s fully rounded flavour and long, satisfying finish. The process is much like leaving a hearty soup to simmer over a slow flame, giving the flavours time to come together and infuse.