Our 1968 vintage is the product of eight refill casks ? seven hogsheads (250 litre) and one butt (500 litre) ? which began their long maturation in our quiet Orkney warehouses at the same time as the student riots in Paris were sending ripples of unrest throughout Europe. Refill casks are particularly appropriate for whiskies being laid down for an extended maturation period as they allow the delicate fragrance of the original new make spirit to come through, without being dominated by the cask?s woody notes.
These casks were hand selected by Max McFarlane, our longest standing Whisky Maker, for their exceptional character and the result is a richly honeyed expression of Highland Park, revealing complex but perfectly harmonised layers of flavour.