This latest release of our 21 Year Old opens with enticing aromas of espresso coffee, dark chocolate, marmalade on toast and crushed coriander seeds. Notes of tangy ginger and oriental spice driven by first-fill, sherry seasoned European oak hogsheads marry sweet citrus and cedar notes from ex-bourbon barrels, while refill casks diffuse any lingering oak and deliver an intriguing layer of complexity. This, and all bound in an aromatic cloud of our trademark heather-infused peat smoke.
Created from only 14 casks, all laid down in 2000 and earlier years, our 2022 release is a superb example of the expert craftsmanship of our Master Whisky Maker, Gordon Motion, who has selected three distinctive cask types and married them to perfection, creating a mature whisky of exceptional quality and character.
We’ve been crafting our award-winning single malt whisky at the Highland Park Distillery in Kirkwall, Orkney, since 1798. Age, experience and respect for tradition may define our whisky, but it’s Orkney that sets it apart. Something magic happens here and the result is the wild harmony of flavours found in our whisky.
NATURAL CASK-DRIVEN COLOUR (NO ADDITIVES)
Spiced gingerbread | Oranges studded with cloves | Crushed coriander seeds | Aromatic cedar wood | Citrus spices | Heather-infused peat smoke
Whisky Resource Note
While the 21 Year Old is bottled at 46% it can be assumed that there has been no chill filtration, however, neither the website nor the bottle or packaging can confirm this, as such it has been marked as 'Unknown' with regards to this matter and the value score has been adjusted accordingly.