The easy thing to do is to have one master Whisky Maker call the shots when making a whisky. Well, no one ever said we liked doing things the easy way. Triskelion is the product of three legendary Highland Park Whisky Makers – Gordon Motion, Max McFarlane and John Ramsay – coming together to explore the influence of wood and cask seasoning on our whisky.
Our three Master Whisky Makers hand-selected and combined three principal cask types: first-fill sherry-seasoned Spanish oak butts, first-fill sherry seasoned American oak casks and ex-bourbon barrels and hogsheads, with a small number of refill casks added to provide a degree of softness to the whisky’s final flavour.
The result is a complex and full-bodied expression of Highland Park – a vibrant union of tangy Seville oranges, sultanas and raisins, sweet apricots, heather honey, stomped coriander seeds and aromatic peat smoke. A single malt as full of character as its three creators.
We’ve been crafting our award-winning 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 – heather honey, rich fruitcake and aromatic peat smoke.