Highland Park Full Volume 17 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
FULL VOLUME is a limited edition 17 Year Old single malt Scotch inspired by the striking similarities between creating music and crafting whisky. Certified kosher.
Today, over two centuries after its founding, Highland Park Distillery remains one of the few Scottish distilleries that continues to hand-turn, malt, and peat its own barley. "You have to be careful here on the malting floor," says Eric Tait, Highland Park's Maltman. "You find it can get a wee bit slippery underneath. I have to turn the malt every eight hours to prevent the roots getting tangled and to get it all aerated properly. The airing also helps it to grow. The malt will be on the floor for seven days, and I'm running five floors at the moment."
After malting the barley, Highland Park Distillery smokes it using peat sourced from Hobbister Moor, a peat bog located approximately seven miles from the distillery. Hobbister Moor peat is sourced from floral heather bushes, which burn hotter and cleaner than the grassy peats of Islay. Also, the peat sourced from Hobbister Moor has greater derivatives of carbohydrates and a lower concentration of lignin than peat from Islay, giving Highland Park's peat a unique chemical fingerprint.
The peat sourced from Hobbister Moor is "absolutely fundamental in understanding the flavor of Highland Park Whisky," says Russell Anderson, the distillery manager. Together with Orkney's unique environment (the temperate, moist climate of the archipelago results in an even maturation process), the peat gives Highland Park Whisky its traditional malty flavors that are tempered by just a subtle touch of smoke.
Highland Park Full Volume is a limited edition single malt. Distilled in 1999 and bottled in 2017, it is aged exclusively in American oak ex-bourbon casks as opposed to the traditional sherry casks. The inspiration behind this whisky is said to be the expertise of a music producer, highlighting the similarities to the skills of a whisky maker. Both are a masterful art, a pursuit of harmony. “For musicians, amps and equalizers maintain critical balance at high volume by fine-tuning musical frequencies – at Highland Park, our Master Whisky Maker, Gordon Motion, does a similar job” (producer).
The packaging for Full Volume is also inspired by old-fashioned guitar amplifiers, featuring dials on the sides that indicate the different measurements of the bourbon, peat, vanilla and fruit elements. Producer and songwriter Saul Davies created a special piece of music, in coordination with the launch. Full Volume features notes of creamy vanilla, tropical fruits, citrus and just a hint of smoke.
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|Proof||94.4 (47.2% ABV)|
|Distiller/Bottler Name||Highland Park Distillery|
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