Creating a balanced whisky takes time and skill. Creating an intensely balanced whisky like Highland Park also takes harmonisation – a process we believe is fundamental but many distilleries deem extravagant.
For every batch of Highland Park we release, Gordon Motion, our Master Whisky Maker, carefully selects and combines up to 150 casks in one vat. The whisky is then re-casked and left to rest for a minimum of one month before being bottled. During that critical period, flavours from the different casks marry together, reaching a harmony that’s delivered through our long finish and fully rounded flavour.
HILLHEAD, bottled at 46% ABV, marries both flavour and strength and was matured in three casks: European Oak Sherry, American Oak Sherry and American Oak Bourbon – to highlight the impact of harmonisation on our intensely balanced flavour.
HILLHEAD was the last in a series of five special editions, showcasing our five keystones of production.
Intense gold, clear and bright (average colour tint 15)
Creamy vanilla | Fresh coconut | Lemon zest | Clear heather honey | Light, spicy smokiness
£75 RSP (original RSP – now sold out)