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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.

Dalmore Cigar Malt

70cl, 44%
Dalmore

Dalmore Cigar Malt was discontinued in mid-2009, causing uproar among all right-thinking, cigar-smoking whisky fans. This dram used to sit above the 12, and below the 15 in terms of both the…  More info

Dalmore Cigar Malt
20
$75.28

Loch Lomond Original

70cl, 40%
Loch Lomond

A satisfying, subtly peated single malt Scotch whisky from Loch Lomond. The distillery is renowned for being able to produce a multitude of whisky styles, including single malt (like the one you see…  More info

Loch Lomond Original
6
$27.59

Edradour 10 Year Old with 2x Glasses

70cl, 40%
Edradour

The classic 10 year old from one of Scotland's smallest distilleries, Edradour, in the Eastern Highlands - this is tremendously popular expression. This one comes with two Edradour branded Glencairn…  More info

Edradour 10 Year Old with 2x Glasses
3
$51.16

Ben Nevis 10 Year Old

70cl, 46%
Ben Nevis

1996 saw the release of the entry level Ben Nevis single malt, this 10 year old exudes some beautiful coffee, chocolate and toffeed peat notes, a firm representative of the Western Highland style.  More info

Ben Nevis 10 Year Old
12
$35.23

Glenmorangie 10 Year Old - The Original

70cl, 40%
Glenmorangie

Original is the core bottling in the Glenmorangie range, released to replace the old 10 year old. This really is a classic malt, so creamy and fruity.  More info

Glenmorangie 10 Year Old - The Original
106
$31.62

Balblair 1990 - 2nd Release

70cl, 46%
Balblair

As the world began its ten-year saunter towards the new Millennium, Balblair distilled this expression of their excellent single malt in 1990 and set it aside to mature in ex-bourbon casks. 21 years…  More info

Balblair 1990 - 2nd Release
2
$108.52

Tomatin 9 Year Old 2007 Caribbean Rum Cask

70cl, 46%
Tomatin

This 9 year old Tomatin spent its entire maturation on ex-Caribbean rum barrels, the first of its kind from this Highland distillery! 6,600 bottles have been produced.  More info

Tomatin 9 Year Old 2007 Caribbean Rum Cask
$42.17

Tomatin Legacy

70cl, 43%
Tomatin

Tomatin distillery's new no-age-statement release uses virgin oak as well as bourbon casks. It provides a new entry level to the Tomatin range but the use of different casks make this a unique…  More info

Tomatin Legacy
12
$27.28

Glenturret 35 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 47.7%
Glenturret

Here's That Boutique-y Whisky Company's second batch of independently bottled Glenturret single malt, which was aged for 35 years before being bottled. However, that's nowhere near as old as…  More info

Glenturret 35 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
1
$211.09

Dalmore 12 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Dalmore

Launched in late 2008 to replace the previous 12 year old, this single malt from the Dalmore distillery is a toasty, coffee-rich dram with beautifully spice notes and a thick mouthfeel. Very rich for…  More info

Dalmore 12 Year Old
80
$41.98

Old Pulteney 12 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Pulteney

Matured in ex-bourbon casks for 12 years, this Old Pulteney malt was a Double Gold winner at the 2006 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.  More info

Old Pulteney 12 Year Old
105
$34.66

The GlenDronach 8 Year Old The Hielan'

70cl, 46%
GlenDronach

Unveiled in mid-2015, GlenDronach's The Hielan' is a rather handsome entry level 8 year old single malt from the Highland distillery's range, matured and married in bourbon and Sherry casks.…  More info

The GlenDronach 8 Year Old The Hielan'
2
$34.98

Edradour Caledonia 12 Year Old

70cl, 46%
Edradour

This Caledonia Edradour is a release specially selected by songwriter Douglas Maclean and named after his famous song, Caledonia. The cask was an Oloroso sherry cask, distilled in 1997.  More info

Edradour Caledonia 12 Year Old
10
$50.81

Dalmore Quintessence

70cl, 45%
Dalmore

Initially matured in American oak ex-bourbon casks, Quintessence spends a further five years in five different Californian red wine casks hand selected by Richard Paterson for this release, which…  More info

Dalmore Quintessence
3
$1050.46

Glengoyne 15 Year Old

70cl, 43%
Glengoyne

Glengoyne's new 15 year old is a rich, rounded single malt, completely devoid of peat smoke thanks to air-drying the barley. It is aged in both bourbon and first-fill sherry casks, with some refill…  More info

Glengoyne 15 Year Old
10
$49.45

Glenmorangie Dornoch

70cl, 43%
Glenmorangie

A limited edition release from Glenmorangie inspired by the Dornoch Firth, the shores of which is where the distillery is located. To achieve the desired evocative profile Dr. Bill Lumsden has used…  More info

Glenmorangie Dornoch
5
$76.71

Brora 38 Year Old 1977 (Special Release 2016)

70cl, 48.6%
Brora

An exciting Brora that promises more "smoke, ash and peat" than recent releases, this 38 year old single malt from was distilled back in 1977. Matured in American oak hogshead and refill European oak…  More info

Brora 38 Year Old 1977 (Special Release 2016)
$1530.81

Tomatin Cù Bòcan 2005 Vintage Limited Edition

70cl, 50%
Tomatin

A vintage release of smoky Cù Bòcan single malt from Tomatin from the year in which the distillery first started distilling a small amount of peated malt each year. (The 1988 vintage Cù Bòcan was…  More info

Tomatin Cù Bòcan 2005 Vintage Limited Edition
$52.74

Secret Distillery #2 21 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 49.7%
Glenmorangie

Goodness gracious, it's a new secret single malt from That Boutique-y Whisky Company and what a label! What the hell are these terrifying swan/human hybrid-beings?! If we told you that there are…  More info

Secret Distillery #2 21 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
1
$157.25

Wolfburn Single Malt

70cl, 46%
Wolfburn

Becoming Scotland's northernmost mainland whisky producing distillery when it released its first single malt in March 2016, Wolfburn is built just 350m away from the ruins of the 19th century…  More info

Wolfburn Single Malt
13
$47.86

Wolfburn Aurora

70cl, 46%
Wolfburn

A late 2016 release from the Wolfburn distillery, matured in a combination of casks - 40% of this whisky was aged in second-fill quarter casks, 40% in first-fill ex-bourbon barrels and 20% in…  More info

Wolfburn Aurora
1
$50.76

Clynelish 15 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 49.3%
Clynelish

That Boutique-y Whisky Company's third batch of Clynelish single malt and those cats from the interweb are still discussing whisky labels, siblings and cheezburgers! We like the addition of a candle…  More info

Clynelish 15 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$70.68

Edradour 10 Year Old 2006 (cask 271) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 46%
Edradour

This is a Signatory bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the Edradour distillery, aged in cask #271 for 10 years! It was distilled in August 2006 and bottled in September 2016 without any…  More info

Edradour 10 Year Old 2006 (cask 271) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)
$52.93

Oban Little Bay

70cl, 43%
Oban

Previously part of their travel retail offering, Oban's Little Bay has graduated to the core range as a 70cl bottling. Master Blenders Dr. Matthew Crow and Dr. Craig Wilson use whisky matured in…  More info

Oban Little Bay
3
$56.43

Edradour 15 Year Old - 'The Fairy Flag'

70cl, 46%
Edradour

A 15 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Edradour distillery in the Highlands, released in honour of an upcoming Scottish film, 'Fairy Flag'. The film looks at the legend of the Fairy Flag, a…  More info

Edradour 15 Year Old - 'The Fairy Flag'
$81.40

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