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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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In February 2009 a group of Tasters and Managers gathered to choose single cask expressions to represent each of Diageo's 27 malt whisky distilleries. This Teaninich has a very unique character, part...  More info
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A Douglas Laing bottling of the now closed Lochside distillery. Jim Murray scored this rare single cask release 94 points!  More info
With the move of more recent Glenmorangie bottlings to a 'no age statement' Original, the ten year old will rapidly become a collector's piece. This set comes with a high quality pair of cufflinks.  More info
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With the move of more recent Glenmorangie bottlings to a 'no age statement' Original, the ten year old will rapidly become a collector's piece.  More info
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Smoky and flavourful Highland malt from Glen Ord.  More info
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This antique Glen Ord 12 Year Old whisky is a beautiful piece for a spirit collection. Interestingly, it uses the old name of the distillery "Ord", rather than Glen Ord. Also, the oddly bubbly bottle...  More info
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A superb cask Strength malt from Scotland's smallest distillery.  More info
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From the Rare Malts series by Diageo, this 24 year old single malt is made on the same site as the (very much more expensive) Brora. Delicious smoky and intense Highland dram.  More info
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A limited edition from the Highland distillery, Glenmorangie. This official bottling was distilled in 1977 and aged for 26 years.  More info
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