Delivery Login
Blog Contact Trade +44 (0)1892 888 376
My Basket
Total$0.00
You can change the currency displayed here.
click to close

Highland Whisky

As a very vague rule of thumb, the Highlands region is one of big-bodied whiskies, often peated and smoky, often very powerful. The Highlands is such a large, diverse region that is difficult to categorize their whiskies accurately. Technically speaking, the Islands has not been officially recognised as a region of its own and, as such, is included in the Highlands appellation. For the sake of precise classification, we shall choose to note the separation.

It is worth looking at the subcategories within the Highlands, typically broken down into the cardinal compass points. The Northern Highlands is an area of big-bodied, cereal rich, sweet and mouth-filling whiskies. Noteworthy examples are The Dalmore from Alness in Ross-shire, whose single malts are rich and sherried with honeyed sweetness and, of course, Glenmorangie, whose full-bodied whiskies are among the world’s best-selling. The Southern Highlands produces lighter, fruitier and drier whiskies. Edradour and Aberfeldy are good examples. The Eastern Highlands proffers full-bodied, dry, well-fruited single malts. Glen Garioch whiskies are wonderful examples; their twenty-one year-old is a personal favourite with its beautiful fruit and smoke. The Western Highlands locale is one of full-bodied, powerful single malts, peated and smoky. Oban is a wonderful example and Dalwhinnie consistently amazes.

Highland Whisky

Share This!

Browse whiskies

Other Whisky Regions

Islay Whisky
(848)
Spirit of Hven Distillery
That Boutique-y Whisky Company
Compass Box Distillery
Vintage Cocktails
Bruichladdich Octomore
Maple Whiskey Liqueur
A WM Cadenhead Small Batch bottling of 21 year old Invergordon single grain Scotch whisky. We always love a good grain whisky on Summer evenings, and this might be just the ticket.  More info
$87.76
Fettercairn Fasque
(70cl, 42%)
From the Fettercairn distillery at the foothills of the Cairngorm Mountains comes the Fettercairn Fasque, which is named after a country estate that is also rather close to the distillery. It's an...  More info
$56.32
Commemorating the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race, because of course Old Pulteney was a sponsor (they just can't get enough of everything maritime), the Highlands distillery have released a...  More info
$84.00
17 year old single malt from the Clynelish distillery, bottled by Signatory for the Un-Chillfiltered Collection. They've used 2 casks for this release, which matured the whisky from April 1997 to June...  More info
$75.50
A single cask own-bottling of 19 year old Edradour single malt Scotch whisky. It was matured for more that 14 years in a plain hogshead, before being finished for 51 months in a fresh Sauternes...  More info
$311.07
This is a bottling of Royal Lochnagar single malt Scotch whisky, which was distilled in 1998 and eventually transferred over to "fine old" Muscat casks for an interesting finish. It was bottled in...  More info
$79.69
Ben Nevis whisky and Sherry casks always go together well, as exemplified by this 15 year old single cask bottling of their Highland single malt. It was filled into a fresh Sherry cask in June 1998...  More info
$156.49
Malt from the most northerly mainland distillery in Scotland. This 21yo is an exceptionally well-matured version well worth a try. This was just rated the best whisky in the in Jim Murray's 2012...  More info
User Rating:  Rating (5.0/5)
$137.03
This 12 year old was distillery at the Lochnagar distillery, once visited by Queen Victoria when she was staying at nearby Balmoral.  More info
User Rating:  Rating (5.0/5)
$56.88
Quinta Ruban is Glenmorangie's port finish. To craft this single malt they specially selected Port pipes from the Douro valley in Portugal.  More info
User Rating:  Rating (4.5/5)
$75.09
A twenty year maturation period has made this Glen Garioch into a very tempting dram indeed, producing both sweet and savoury elements. The 'Best of Both' if you will, or was that Mighty White?...  More info
User Rating:  Rating (5.0/5)
$110.31
After 16 years maturing this single cask gave us 204 bottles of lusciously lingering Loch Lomond, each of which deserve to be thoroughly enjoyed. The whisky was distilled in 1996 and matured into...  More info
$91.63
This fantastic Clynelish was matured for 16 years in a single hogshead (4033) before bottling as part of Master of Malt's Single Cask range in April 2013 with an outturn of just 276. Orange, citrus...  More info
User Rating:  Rating (4.5/5)
$110.31
This delicious 1990 vintage is a Balblair with a difference. In fact, it sees the usually spicy, malty whisky imbued with a gloriously peaty flavour. Rather than add the peat in the traditional way...  More info
User Rating:  Rating (4.5/5)
$212.22
This is the 1998 vintage Oban Distillers Edition, which is given a finishing period in Montilla Fino casks for an interesting depth of flavour. An excellent and deeply intriguing expression of...  More info
User Rating:  Rating (5.0/5)
$117.57
This is the second release of a 1997 vintage from the Highland distillery of Balblair. Balblair bucked convention a few years back by replacing age-statement with vintages like those of wine bottles.  More info
User Rating:  Rating (4.5/5)
STRICTLY 1 PER CUSTOMER

The Glenmorangie Companta is the 2014 Private Edition release from the Northern Highlands distillery, following on from Ealanta, which was named as World Whisky of the Year...  More info
User Rating:  Rating (5.0/5)
$113.37
The 1997 vintage of Daliwinnie's Distillers Edition, which has been finished in Oloroso sherry casks, as always. Get ready for some thick, jammy whisky, folks!  More info
$97.44
428 bottles of liquid Christmas ahoy! These beauties have been maturing since 1996 and those 16 years have been time well spent – big and powerful, as well as interesting, this is a real treat of a...  More info
User Rating:  Rating (4.0/5)
$76.34
The Distillers Edition range is a series of Diageo's Classic Malts, finished in sherry casks. The Oban is finished in Montilla Fino sherry casks, which results in a clean, nutty flavour. This is the...  More info
User Rating:  Rating (4.5/5)
$109.23
This was distilled at the Deanston distillery on the 16th December 1992. It then spent 19 full years in a single refill hogshead before we bottled it on the 20th November 2012. 260 bottles were drawn...  More info
User Rating:  Rating (5.0/5)
The whisky used for this limited edition 1990 Vintage Old Pulteney was matured in American ex-bourbon casks and Spanish ex-sherry casks which previously held heavily peated whisky. This maturation has...  More info
User Rating:  Rating (5.0/5)
$201.69
Malty and fruity with a smoky tail, this single cask Ben Nevis really is a splendiferous dram! Distilled in December 1996 and bottled by Master of Malt in July 2013, cask number 448 yielded 261...  More info
$84.84
A beautifully presented 30 year old single cask whisky distilled on 10th June 1982 at Glencadam in Brechin, situated in the Eastern Highlands. It was then bottled in October 2012 with an outturn of...  More info
$477.73
This is a stunning 41 year old single cask Invergordon from our good selves. Invergordon is a single grain whisky which means that the whisky is made from both malted and un-malted cereals. The result...  More info
User Rating:  Rating (5.0/5)
Pages 12345678910 »

Recently viewed

We use cookies to help provide you with the best possible online shopping experience. By using this site, you agree that we may store and access cookies on your device.
Visit our privacy policy page for more information.

The prices currently being shown in USD are approximate, and should be used for illustrative purposes only. All prices are in GBP and all orders are charged in GBP. The order total – the amount you will actually be charged – will be displayed in GBP before you place your order. Click here to change your currency.
We Accept
Delivery Partners
Master of Malt supports responsible drinking - Sip, don't Gulp.
ATOM Supplies Ltd trading as Master of Malt. Registered office: North House, 198 High Street, Tonbridge, TN9 1BE. Registered in England & Wales. Company number 3193057, VAT number GB 662241553.