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The largest region in terms of area and formerly the largest in terms of distilleries (before the formation of the Speyside region within it), is the Highlands. Although the worldwide allure of the rich and sweet Speyside whiskies deems them arguable the most renowned, the Highland region can boast the most traditional and authentic flavours of Scotch Whisky. Glenturret (Scotland's Oldest Distillery) is located here.
The Highland region is the land which lies to the north of the Highland line and includes distilleries as far apart as Inchmurrin in Dumbartonshire, Oban in Argyll, Pulteney in Wick and Glencadam in Brechin. As might be expected across such a wide area, generalisations become less valid and sub-division becomes more necessary.
Geographical divisions of north, south, east and west, together with the Islands can be useful in illustrating particular characteristics.
Blended Malt - 70cl / 43%
The Lost Distillery Company have attempted to reinvent the flavours of long since closed down distilleries, offering the drinker a taste of whisky history. Auchnagie distillery was founded in 1812 by James Duff, a farmer to trade. Situated about 5 miles north of Pitlochry in a small village called…
Highland - 70cl / 48%
Only 346 bottles were yielded from this single cask which slumbered in a single refill hogshead from September 2001 until bottling in early 2014. Yeah, I can't believe 2001 was that long ago either...
Highland - 70cl / 51.5%
A Barking new dram from Tomatin. Limited Edition of only 2,200 bottles. Cu Bocan - or ghost dog when translated from the traditional Gaelic- stalks the peat moorland close to the Tomatin Distillery. This whisky shares it's name with the ghostly spectre. Hogshead and refill Sherry butt matured whi…
Tomatin 2002 Vintage 14 Year Old Robbie's Whisky Merchants Whisky An' A' That 2016 Festival Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Highland - 70cl / 54.3%
Scottish Field Whisky Challenge 2016 Category Winner- Silver. "Extremely proud of this cracking Dram!' Robin. Robbie's Whisky Merchants are proud to introduce our Whisky An' A' That 2016 Festival Bottle. A Tomatin 14 year old 2002 Vintage bourbon single cask, bottled at 54.3% alc./vol, non ch…
Highland - 70cl / 46%
The Glencadam distillery is nestled between the home of the local football club, Brechin and a municipal cemetery! Thankfully the whisky is just as interesting as the distillery's location. Glencadam 19 Year Old Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish is a limited edition of only 6000 bottles. Nose: Sophisti…
Highland - 70cl / 40%
The Glencadam distillery is nestled between the home of the local football club, Brechin and a municipal cemetery! Thankfully the whisky is just as interesting as the distillery's location. Glencadam Origin 1825 is a break from tradition as this dram is bottled at 40% abv and no age statement. A…
Highland - 70cl / 43%
Each Distillers Edition from the Classic Malts Selection (Diageo) has been spent some of its maturation period in ex-fortified wine casks. Oban's contribution has been aged in Montilla Fino sherry casks. Distilled 1999 and bottled 2014. This dram is nutty with dried fruit flavours. Full-bodied, a …
Highland - 70cl / 55.4%
Introducing one of Deanstons' limited rare bottlings, this precious liquid was carefully hand-filled to ex-Oloroso sherry casks and then left to rest for 20 years. With rich, creamy, spicy influences imparted by the wood from the ex-Oloroso casks, this Deanston 20 year old has been bottled at 55.4%.…