Thursday, November 07, 2019


Highland Park, has today announced the launch of a new expression which was created by and celebrates three Master Whisky Makers, with over 100 years of experience.

Highland Park Triskelion (45.1% ABV) is a non-age-stated single malt Scotch whisky, which was created using a combination of first-fill sherry seasoned Spanish oak butts, first-fill sherry seasoned American oak casks and first-fill bourbon barrels and hogsheads.

Highland Park Triskelion

This latest release from the Orkney based distillery, is said to celebrate the combined wisdom and inspiration of three legendary Highland Park Master Whisky Makers; Gordon Motion, Max McFarlane and John Ramsay.  For the first and only time, their 100 plus years of shared whisky making expertise has come together to create this very special edition.

The Triskelion symbol used in this project represents wisdom and inspiration. In Norse mythology, the Horn Triskelion shows three interlocking horns which is associated with the Mead of Poetry. This magic mead symbolised wisdom and poetic inspiration and was contained in three precious horns guarded by the giantess Gunnloo. All three horns were drunk by the Norse god, Odin, but a few drops spilled into the mortal world and were believed to inspire scholars.

Commenting on the launch, Gordon Motion, Highland Park’s current Master Whisky Maker, said: “It was fun and a real honour to work with John and Max again. We decided to create an unaged single malt as this gave us complete flexibility to consider a whole range of different cask types, flavour profiles as well as ages. To quote John Ramsay ‘You don’t need an age statement to deliver real quality”.

Highland Park Triskelion, will be available later this month from The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop and Master of Malt, for a RRP of £170.00.

Posted by Steve Rush