Highland Park’s Twisted Tattoo is a belter of a whisky which is as flavoursome as it is visually stunning, created in collaboration with Danish tattoo artist and modern-day Viking Soul, Colin Dale. It’s a decadent marriage of whisky aged in first-fill bourbon casks and Spanish Rioja wine seasoned casks.
Colin’s intricate design is inspired by the free-flowing Nordic knotwork found on Viking wood carvings and reflects the Norse legend of the Midgard serpent, which grew so large it twisted round the Earth to grasp its tail in its mouth.
Nose: Custard cream, vanilla fudge, rose petals and gentle peat
Palate: Milk duds, more custard, red grapes, pepper corns, cloves and a lick of smoke
Finish: Delicate yet drying with berries and lingering oak.