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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.

Tomatin 1971 44 Year Old

70cl, 45.8%
Tomatin

A 44 year old single cask release distilled in 1971 and matured in a Spanish ex-Oloroso Sherry cask. The first in Tomatin's luxury Warehouse 6 Collection 252 bottles are available. The stunning…  More info

Tomatin 1971 44 Year Old
$2,555.27

anCnoc Black Hill Reserve

100cl, 46%
Knockdhu

One of two Travel Retail releases from the anCnoc range launched in the first half of 2015, the Black Hill Reserve is an impressive single malt Scotch whisky which has been allowed to mature in first…  More info

anCnoc Black Hill Reserve
$56.09

Glencadam 1991 (bottled 2013) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 46%
Glencadam

Independently bottled Glencadam single malt, distilled in 1991, matured in first fill bourbon barrels and bottled in 2013 as part of the Connoisseurs Choice range from indie bottling legends Gordon &…  More info

Glencadam 1991 (bottled 2013) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)
$85.21

Tomatin 21 Year Old

70cl, 52%
Tomatin

A limited edition release from the Tomatin distillery of 21 year old whisky, made from 6 bourbon casks and 1 sherry butt. The result is a charming champ of a whisky, rich with fruity notes and a…  More info

Tomatin 21 Year Old
$127.51

Tullibardine 2007 (cask 0035) - Spirit & Cask Range

70cl, 46%
Tullibardine

A single cask Tullibardine distilled in July 2007 and bottled in 2015 for Whiskymax's Spirit & Cask Range. The outturn was 294 bottles.  More info

Tullibardine 2007 (cask 0035) - Spirit & Cask Range
$47.63

Glenlochy 35 Year Old 1980 (cask 3232) - Cask Strength Collection Rare Reserve (Signatory)

70cl, 51.1%
Glenlochy

A 35 year old Glenlochy single malt, aged in a single hogshead cask (#3232) from November 1980 to December 2015. Not much of this around these days, as the distillery was closed back in 1983. 218…  More info

Glenlochy 35 Year Old 1980 (cask 3232) - Cask Strength Collection Rare Reserve (Signatory)
$968.48

Glengoyne 7 Year Old 2007 (bottled 2014) - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)

70cl, 46%
Glengoyne

From the Langside Hepburn's Choice range comes a 7 year old Glengoyne single malt Scotch whisky, which was lovingly matured in a single refill hoggie from 2007 to 2014. 478 bottles were produced,…  More info

Glengoyne 7 Year Old 2007 (bottled 2014) - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)
$37.76

Glencadam 22 Year Old 1991 (cask 4765) (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

70cl, 53.3%
Glencadam

22 year old Glencadam single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single cask and bottled by Berry Brothers & Rudd. It was distilled back in 1991, matured in cask #4765 and bottled in 2014 with no chill…  More info

Glencadam 22 Year Old 1991 (cask 4765) (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
$97.59

Glencadam 18 Year Old 1995 (cask 4581) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%
Glencadam

From the talented hands of Hunter Laing comes this single cask bottling of Glencadam single malt, which has matured for 18 long years, from November 1995 to February 2014. 162 bottles were produced.  More info

Glencadam 18 Year Old 1995 (cask 4581) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
$91.52

Glen Garioch 21 Year Old 1994 (cask 1) - Pearls Of Scotland (Gordon & Company)

70cl, 61.1%
Glen Garioch

A 1994 vintage Glen Garioch single malt Scotch whisky, bottled at 61.1% ABV by Gordon & Company as part of their Pearls of Scotland range.  More info

Glen Garioch 21 Year Old 1994 (cask 1) - Pearls Of Scotland (Gordon & Company)
$102.89

Auchroisk 21 Year Old 1994 (cask 11238) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%
Auchroisk

Ooh, looks like Hunter Laing's Old Malt Cask range has had a bit of a redesign! This handsome dram is a 21 year old Auchroisk, matured in a single hogshead cask for 21 years, from January 1994 to…  More info

Auchroisk 21 Year Old 1994 (cask 11238) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
$92.70

Auchroisk 22 Year Old 1991 (cask 102225) - Pearls of Scotland (Gordon and Company)

70cl, 47.7%
Auchroisk

Ooh, here's an indie bottling of 22 year old Auchroisk single malt Scotch whisky, presented at cask strength! This was distilled in December 1991 and bottled in October 2014 with an outturn of 209…  More info

Auchroisk 22 Year Old 1991 (cask 102225) - Pearls of Scotland (Gordon and Company)
$92.52

Teaninich 40 Year Old 1973 (cask 20236) - Tantalus (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 51.6%
Teaninich

From the Duncan Taylor Tantalus range comes a 40 year old Teaninich single malt Scotch whisky, which was distilled way back in 1973. These Tantalus bottles all come presented in hand-blown glass…  More info

Teaninich 40 Year Old 1973 (cask 20236) - Tantalus (Duncan Taylor)
$1,019.76

Dew of Ben Nevis Supreme Selection 35cl

35cl, 40%
Ben Nevis

A half bottle of the light, subtle 'Dew-like' blend from the Highland distillery, Ben Nevis - a distillery we think of for its rich toffee notes. A great blend with a good malt content.  More info

Dew of Ben Nevis Supreme Selection 35cl
$15.18

anCnoc Rascan

70cl, 46%
Knockdhu

A 2015 addition to the range of peated anCnoc single malts, once again with a name reference a traditional peat-harvesting tool. The Rascan has been peated to 11.1 PPM (only just higher than the…  More info

anCnoc Rascan
$52.97

anCnoc Peter Arkle Limited Edition - Warehouse (4th Release)

70cl, 46%
Knockdhu

The fourth release in the series of anCnoc Highland single malt whiskies with great labels drawn by Scottish illustrator Peter Arkle. It features the warehouses at Knockdhu, with brick walls that…  More info

anCnoc Peter Arkle Limited Edition - Warehouse (4th Release)
$50.34

Auchroisk 18 Year Old 1994 (cask 9877) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%
Auchroisk

An 18 year old bottling of Auchroisk from the newly formed Hunter Laing (previously part of Douglas Laing). Cask 9877 (a refill hogshead) produced just 311 bottles of this wonderful whisky.  More info

Auchroisk 18 Year Old 1994 (cask 9877) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
$87.56

Auchroisk 21 Year Old 1991 (cask 7476) (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

70cl, 52.1%
Auchroisk

At the time of writing, this single cask bottling of 21 year old Auchroisk is close to being half as old as the distillery itself, as Auchroisk was founded in 1974. Of course, this rather amusing…  More info

Auchroisk 21 Year Old 1991 (cask 7476) (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
$98.59

Glenmorangie Pride 1978 1l

100cl, 47.4%
Glenmorangie

Following on from the Glenmorangie Pride 1981, Dr Bill Lumsden has crafted the Glenmorangie Pride 1978. Distilled in 1978, this single malt Scotch whisky was initially matured for 19 years before it…  More info

Glenmorangie Pride 1978 1l
2
$3,970.90

anCnoc 24 Year Old

70cl, 46%
Knockdhu

24 year old anCnoc single malt Scotch whisky from the Knockdhu distillery up in the Highlands. An expression not often seen on these shores, this is a citrus-forward dram (think lemon peels and…  More info

anCnoc 24 Year Old
$122.65

Clynelish Select Reserve (2014 Special Release)

70cl, 54.9%
Clynelish

A surprising non-age-statement expression, released as part of Diageo's 2014 Special Releases. This Clynelish single malt is made from five vintages and five types of cask - this includes American…  More info

Clynelish Select Reserve (2014 Special Release)
1
$505.94

Big "T" 5 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky - 1970s

75cl, 43%
Tomatin

This is a 1970s bottling of Big "T" 5 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky. What could the T stand for? Is it "tasty"? It might be "tasty". Or "Tomatin", as they're the folks behind this fine blend.…  More info

Big
$147.18

Bonnie Banks Blended Scotch Whisky - 1960s

76cl, 50%
Loch Lomond

A 1960s bottle of Bonnie Banks Blended Scotch Whisky from the Loch Lomond distillery - you know, like the song 'The Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomond'. Rare and collectible indeed.  More info

Bonnie Banks Blended Scotch Whisky - 1960s
$183.98

Glenmorangie 10 Year Old - 1980s

100cl, 43%
Glenmorangie

A rather collectible bottle of Glenmorangie 10 Year Old (which you're more likely to see listed as Glenmorangie Original these days), produced back in the 1980s. This litre bottle comes alongside it…  More info

Glenmorangie 10 Year Old - 1980s
$183.98

Invergordon 27 Year Old 1988 (cask 8986) - Pearls Of Scotland (Gordon & Company)

70cl, 51.7%
Invergordon

Indie Invergordon here from the Gordon & Company Pearls of Scotland range! This cask strength bottling is made with single grain Scotch whisky which was distilled in February 1988 and bottled at…  More info

Invergordon 27 Year Old 1988 (cask 8986) - Pearls Of Scotland (Gordon & Company)
$109.01

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