Highland Park 16 years old Twisted Tattoo / 46,7%
– Twisted Tattoo is the newest offering (Spring 2019) from the Sons of Vikings aka Highland Park Distillery. As much as the distillery is praised for their sherry cask bottlings, this time Highland Park married whisky matured in oak casks seasoned with Spanish Rioja wine (153 casks in total) with whisky aged in 70 first fill bourbon casks. The bottle design is inspired by the distillery Viking heritage and the legend of Midgared Serpent, which grew so large it twisted around the earth to grasp its tail in its mouth. The Danish tattoo artist and “modern day Viking soul” Colin Dale, 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 whisky”.
Nose: vanilla, shortbread, peaches, apples, coconut flakes, blackberries, black currants, orange peel, heather and distant whiffs of smoke.
Palate: pretty sweet, vanilla cream, honey, orange marmalade, summer berries, toffee apples, gooseberries, hints of licorice and pepper and a touch of peat.
Finish: pretty long and mildly smoky, with notes of red berries, honey, vanilla and oak tannins
Buy bottle at Dom Whisky Online or in our whisky shop in Reda, Wejherowska 67