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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.

Inchmurrin 21 Year Old 1993 (cask 2847) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 58.3%
Loch Lomond

An Inchmurrin single malt from the Loch Lomond distillery, which was matured in a single hogshead cask from May 1993 to August 2014. It was bottled at 21 years old, and at a generous 58.3% ABV, by…  More info

Inchmurrin 21 Year Old 1993 (cask 2847) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Fettercairn 14 Year Old 2000 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 46%
Fettercairn

A Càrn Mòr bottling of 14 year old Fettercairn single malt Scotch whisky, matured in two bourbon barrels. It was distilled in 2000 and bottled for the Strictly Limited range with an outturn of 510…  More info

Fettercairn 14 Year Old 2000 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)

Blair Athol 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 12149) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%
Blair Athol

Blair Athol single malt Scotch whisky matured in a single Sherry butt and bottled by Hunter Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask range. Distilled in June 1995, the outturn was 597 bottles in November…  More info

Blair Athol 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 12149) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

Glen Garioch 23 Year Old 1991 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 54.4%
Glen Garioch

23 year old Glen Garioch single malt, presented by WM Cadenhead for their Small batch range of independently bottled whiskies. Back in 1991, the whisky was distilled in the Highlands and matured…  More info

Glen Garioch 23 Year Old 1991 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)
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$82.15

Glengoyne 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 10874) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.4%
Glengoyne

Released in January 2016, this is a Douglas Laing Old Particular bottling of Glengoyne single malt, matured in a single refill hogshead from December 1996 to August 2015.  More info

Glengoyne 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 10874) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

Glencadam 19 Year Old 1996 (cask 12784) - The First Editions (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 52%
Glencadam

19 year old single cask Glencadam single malt, independently bottled by the fine folks from Hunter Laing as part of the newly redesigned First Editions range. back in the heady days of 1996, this was…  More info

Glencadam 19 Year Old 1996 (cask 12784) - The First Editions (Hunter Laing)
$82.15

Balblair 20 Year Old 1991 - Private Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 45%
Balblair

This Balblair was distilled in 1991 and bottled by Gordon and MacPhail for their Private Collection. The whisky has been finished in a Crozes-Hermitage red wine cask for a rich fruity flavour.  More info

Balblair 20 Year Old 1991 - Private Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)
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$113.50

Invergordon 43 Year Old 1972 - Pearls of Scotland (Gordon & Company)

70cl, 48.9%
Invergordon

Wonderfully well-aged single grain Scotch whisky from the Invergordon distillery, bottled as part of the Pearls of Scotland range by Gordon & Company. It was distilled all the way back in December…  More info

Invergordon 43 Year Old 1972 - Pearls of Scotland (Gordon & Company)
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$149.33

Oban Little Bay 1l

100cl, 43%
Oban

Oban's Little Bay single malt Scotch whisky was crafted by Master Blenders Dr Matthew Crow and Dr Craig Wilson using whisky matured in refill american oak hogsheads, European oak Sherry casks and…  More info

Oban Little Bay 1l
$70.65

Ben Nevis - Batch 3 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 47.2%
Ben Nevis

A Ben Nevis with a lovely dark hue from That Boutique-y Whisky Company, their third batch. Since Batch 1 was released we've given up all possessions except those that may be useful during the end…  More info

Ben Nevis - Batch 3 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
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$114.45

Clynelish 18 Year Old 1996 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 54.9%
Clynelish

This is an 18 year old Clynelish single malt Scotch whisky, bottled as part of Hunter Laing's Old & Rare Platinum range. It was distilled in October 1996 and left to mature in a refill hogshead for…  More info

Clynelish 18 Year Old 1996 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)

Glen Garioch 25 Year Old 1991 (cask 12811) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%
Glen Garioch

Single malt Scotch whisky from the cracking Glen Garioch distillery in the Highlands, aged in a refill hogshead for quarter of a century. It was distilled in April 1991 and bottled 25 years later in…  More info

Glen Garioch 25 Year Old 1991 (cask 12811)  - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
$100.42

Mocha Moment 1988 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Invergordon)

70cl, 46%
Invergordon

An independently bottled Invergordon single grain Scotch whisky, matured in a single butt cask from 1988 to 2015. Following its maturation, this whisky was bottled by Wemyss Malts and bestowed the…  More info

Mocha Moment 1988 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Invergordon)
$102.15

Ben Nevis 19 Year Old 1996 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 51.1%
Ben Nevis

A Ben Nevis bottling of 19 year old single malt Scotch whisky, independently bottled by WM Cadenhead for their Small batch range. This was distilled back in 1996 and set aside until 2016, when it was…  More info

Ben Nevis 19 Year Old 1996 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)
$66.10

Blair Athol 5 Year Old 2010 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 46%
Blair Athol

A Strictly Limited bottling of Blair Athol single malt, matured in a single Sherry butt from 2010 to 2016. The outturn was 870 bottles at 46% abv.  More info

Blair Athol 5 Year Old 2010 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)
$37.52

Oban 19 Year Old - The Manager's Dram (59.8%)

70cl, 59.8%
Oban

This sought-after whisky was originally bottled for Diageo (or United Distillers as it was then) employees at Oban and friends of the distillery in December 1995! Very rare single malt. This…  More info

Oban 19 Year Old - The Manager's Dram (59.8%)
$451.93

Glengoyne 25 Year Old The First Fill

70cl, 46%
Glengoyne

Originally released for the Travel Retail market, Glengoyne 25 Year Old The First Fill is matured in (as the name suggests) first fill Sherry casks which were hand selected. Huge Sherry-cask…  More info

Glengoyne 25 Year Old The First Fill
$271.14

Glen Mhor 1980 (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 43%
Glen Mhor

Distilled at Glen Mhor in 1980 and bottled in 2006, an old bottling for a now closed distillery.  More info

Glen Mhor 1980 (Gordon & MacPhail)
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Glen Ord 23 Year Old 1974 - Rare Malts

70cl, 60.8%
Glen Ord

Distilled at Glen Ord in 1974 and aged for 23 years before being bottled at cask strength for Diageo's Rare Malts range. This bottle was part of a private collection. More detailed information…  More info

Glen Ord 23 Year Old 1974 - Rare Malts

Glen Garioch 22 Year Old 1990 (cask 10295) - Mackillop's Choice

70cl, 53.8%
Glen Garioch

The Glen Garioch distillery in the Highlands make some very lovely whiskies indeed, many of which they release themselves. However, they're willing to share their expressions and let independent…  More info

Glen Garioch 22 Year Old 1990 (cask 10295) - Mackillop's Choice
$115.84

Glenmorangie 10 Year Old - The Original Gift Pack with 2x Glasses

70cl, 40%
Glenmorangie

A handsome gift pack from Glenmorangie, containing a bottle of the classic 10 Year Old Original single malt Scotch whisky and a pair of branded tumblers.  More info

Glenmorangie 10 Year Old - The Original Gift Pack with 2x Glasses
$44.45

anCnoc Peter Arkle Limited Edition - Bricks (3rd Release)

70cl, 46%
Knockdhu

Scottish illustrator Peter Arkle created this striking label for this lovely limited-edition bottling from the Knockdhu whisky disillery. Kudos Peter.  More info

anCnoc Peter Arkle Limited Edition - Bricks (3rd Release)
$54.25

Edradour 10 Year Old 2005 (cask 118) - Straight From The Cask

50cl, 61.4%
Edradour

Well Sherried Edradour, aged in a single cask for 10 years! This was distilled by Edradour back in May 2005 and left to mature in a Sherry butt until March 2016, when it was bottled at cask strength…  More info

Edradour 10 Year Old 2005 (cask 118) - Straight From The Cask
$52.77

Edradour 9 Year Old 2006 Barolo Cask Matured - Batch 5

70cl, 46%
Edradour

Highland Scotch single malt whisky from Edradour, distilled in April 2006 and bottled in September 2015 as the fifth batch from ex-Barolo wine hogsheads.  More info

Edradour 9 Year Old 2006 Barolo Cask Matured - Batch 5
$48.16

MacDonald's Glencoe 8 Year Old

70cl, 58%
Ben Nevis

An 8 year old cask strength blended malt whisky produced by Ben Nevis.  More info

MacDonald's Glencoe 8 Year Old
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$32.59

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