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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.

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This was distilled in the Spring of 1998 at the Clynelish distillery. It was aged for 12 years in refill hogshead number 6057 before bottling for the Douglas Laing Provenance range in Spring of 2010.  More info
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Distilled on the 19th November 1997, this Edradour was initially aged in hogsheads before being reracked into a Madeira hogshead on the 2nd May 2007. It was bottled on the 21st March 2011, as part of...  More info
Initially aged in hogsheads, this Edradour was finished in Sassicaia red wine casks. The result is an incredibly fruity, spicy 12 year old highland whisky.  More info
Rare Signatory bottling of 10 year old malt from the Deanston distillery.  More info
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Made with mostly refill casks, the result is a whisky that was allowed to mature at its own leisure. Gentle and filled with flavour, Old Pulteney 30 is a very good whisky indeed.  More info
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Strictly One Per CustomerAn annual crowd-pleaser, Brora tends to be a muscular, sooty brute of a whisky, and we love it. 2011's Special Releases sees the launch of a 32 year old Brora, aged in refill...  More info
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Distilled on the 8th of April 1998 at Blair Athol, this single cask whisky was aged in hogshead number 2763 for 13 years before bottling on the 6th September 2911. A release of 397 numbered bottles...  More info
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A wonderful Edradour, distilled in December 2003 and aged entirely in a Chardonnay wine cask before bottling in September 2011. This is batch 1.  More info
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This was distilled at Glen Ord in January 1989. It was then aged for 21 years in a refill butt before bottling in September 2010. A release of 361 bottles from the Old Malt Cask range.  More info
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A tasty Highland dram, this was distilled at Aberfeldy on the 7th June 1994, aged in hogshead 4030 and bottled after 17 years on the 10th January 2012. A rich, peppery malt and a release of 288...  More info
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A 12 year old Blair Athol, distilled on the 3rd February 1999 and aged in hogshead 777 before bottling by Signatory on the 8th November 2011. A release of 388 numbered bottles.  More info
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