Highland Park Distillery is located on the island Orkney in the region islands in Scotland.
Highland Park Twisted Tattoo has been matured in Rioja Seasoned Wine Casks & 1st Fill Bourbon for 16 years and then bottled at 46,7 ABV. This is what they say about it:
Tattoos are a vital part of our cultural heritage today. They tell the world who we are, without saying a word. In collaboration with Danish tattoo artist and modern day Viking Soul, Colin Dale, we created the bold design for this whisky, which celebrates the tattoo as a mark of both standing apart and being part of a tribe – just like Highland Park. Colin’s intricate design is inspired by the free-flowing Nordic knotwork found on Viking wood carvings and reflects the Norse legend of the Midgard serpent, which grew so large it twisted round the Earth to grasp its tail in its mouth.
The whisky is available in Norway at NOK 949,90.
A bit sour on the nose at first. Maybe some fresh berries – still attached to the bushes? Maybe chocolate with berries? Quite smooth on the palate at first, but it changes towards something dry and sour very quickly. Very strange. Definitely something twisted with this one! Very salt. Maybe it is raspberries I get? Something berry-like, for sure. The finish is salted caramel and very, very, very dark chocolate.
My score: nose 20 / taste 19 / finish 20 / balance 21 = 80
Image from highlandparkwhisky.com.