Highland Park Triskelion brings together three master whisky makers

Edrington-owned Scotch brand Highland Park has brought together three master whisky makers to collaborate on single malt release Triskelion. Current Highland Park master distiller Gordon Motion worked with former master whisky maker Max McFarlane and master whisky maker emeritus John Ramsay to produce Triskelion, which brought together more than 100 years of whisky-making experience. Launching globally this month, Highland Park Triskelion uses whisky matured in a combination of first-fill Sherry-seasoned Spanish oak butts, first-fill Sherry-seasoned…

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Highland Park launches 21-year-old single malt

Edrington-owned Highland Park has added a 21-year-old single malt Scotch whisky to its portfolio. Highland Park 21 Year Old: August 2019 Release was made using six first-fill Sherry-seasoned European oak casks, four first-fill Sherry-seasoned American oak casks, and five refill casks. The whisky comprises “almost identical quantities” of liquid from each cask type, delivering an ABV of 46%. Tasting notes include grated nutmeg, root ginger and sun-ripened orange peel, leading to ripe mango, pear and…

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Edrington Americas ends third-party TR contracts

Edrington’s travel retail business in the Americas will cease distribution of third-party spirits from Illva Saronno, Sazerac and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. From 30 September, Edrington Americas Travel Retail will no longer distribute Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Illva Saronno’s brands, while its distribution agreement with Buffalo Trace maker Sazerac will end on 31 December. The move will allow The Macallan maker Edrington to focus on its portfolio of wholly-owned super-premium brands. “This rationalisation of our portfolio…

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The week in pictures

Bacardi headed to Colorado this week for this year’s Seven Peaks Music Festival, where the brand helped festivalgoers relax and “enjoy a taste of the Caribbean”. Bacardi opened its Bacardi Bay activation, which brought comfortable seating, charging stations, “heartland-inspired Instagramable moments” and cocktails to the country music festival. At the Bacardi Bay, drinkers could enjoy the Peaks Punch, made with Bacardi Lime, watermelon liqueur and lime juice; and the Lemon Squeeze, which combined Bacardi Superior…

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Mjølner and Highland Park create signature whisky

Scotch brand Highland Park has partnered with Australian bar operator The Speakeasy Group to release a bespoke whisky in its Mjølner venues in Sydney and Melbourne. Available exclusively in the Australian market, the 14-year-old cask strength whisky was developed by Edrington-owned Highland Park and a team from Thor-inspired restaurant and cocktail bar Mjølner. The Mjølner x Highland Park Whisky is the bar’s first signature whisky bottling. Made using whisky matured in first-fill Sherry seasoned European…

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