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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.

Clynelish 14 Year Old

70cl, 46%
Clynelish

This is a superb example of what Clynelish can produce even at younger age. The balance is sublime and the mouthfeel is perfectly rounded. A great 14 year old Highland malt, quite coastal too.  More info

Clynelish 14 Year Old
39
$39.51

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
11
$52.00

The 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

The Dalmore Quintessence
2
$1075.06

Glenmorangie Tùsail Private Edition

70cl, 46%
Glenmorangie

STRICTLY 1 PER CUSTOMER! The sixth release from Glenmorangie's exceedingly popular Private Edition series is the Tùsail, which has been made with Maris Otter barley. Maris Otter was originally…  More info

Glenmorangie Tùsail Private Edition
17
$93.64

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
4
$52.35

Tomatin Cù Bòcan 1988 Vintage Limited Edition

70cl, 51.50%
Tomatin

Something a little different from Tomatin's Cù Bòcan range here. These smoky whiskies, which are named after a spectral dog that haunts the Highlands where the distillery can be found, have been…  More info

Tomatin Cù Bòcan 1988 Vintage Limited Edition
$242.74

Balblair 1999 - 2nd Release

70cl, 46%
Balblair

The second release of 1999 vintage Balblair single malt Scotch whisky replaces the 1997 vintage in their core range. The ace Highland whisky was matured in a combination of American ex-bourbon…  More info

Balblair 1999 - 2nd Release
$65.72

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
$291.67

Glen Garioch 21 Year Old 1993 (cask 776) (Adelphi)

70cl, 59.60%
Glen Garioch

An independent bottling of Glen Garioch from Adelphi - the outturn was 562 delicious bottles!  More info

Glen Garioch 21 Year Old 1993 (cask 776) (Adelphi)
$151.75

Auchroisk 25 Year Old 1990 (Special Release 2016)

70cl, 51.20%
Auchroisk

Estimated despatch October 11th This cask strength Auchroisk is the single malt's third appearance in the Diageo Special Releases, following a 20 year old in 2010 and a very good 30 year old in…  More info

Auchroisk 25 Year Old 1990 (Special Release 2016)
$302.52

Clynelish 14 Year Old 2001 (casks 307849 & 307850) - Cask Strength (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 54%
Clynelish

Cask strength Clynelish here, bottled by Gordon & MacPhail! This was distilled in June 2001 and set aside in a pair of refill Sherry casks for 14 years until January 2016, when it was bottled at 54%…  More info

Clynelish 14 Year Old 2001 (casks 307849 & 307850) - Cask Strength (Gordon & MacPhail)
1
$62.65

Fettercairn 19 Year Old 1995 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

70cl, 60.10%
Fettercairn

Distilled 25th October 1995, this Fettercairn single malt whisky was matured in a single cask for over 19 years, having been bottled 25th March 2015 with an outturn of 133 bottles. A great example of…  More info

Fettercairn 19 Year Old 1995 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)
$106.91

Dalmore Dominium

70cl, 43%
Dalmore

The Dalmore Dominium is part of the Fortuna Meritas Collection originally released for travel retail with Dominium the most premium offering in the range. It's finished in first fill Matusalem Sherry…  More info

Dalmore Dominium
$89.55

Dalmore 15 Year Old Gift Pack with 2x Glasses

70cl, 40%
Dalmore

This stylish gift set contains a 70cl bottle of Dalmore 15 year old single malt Scotch whisky and two branded glasses, perfect for enjoying said Highland whisky from. Dalmore 15 Year Old is matured…  More info

Dalmore 15 Year Old Gift Pack with 2x Glasses
$59.37

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)
$88.36

Darkness! Loch Lomond 19 Year Old Oloroso Cask Finish

50cl, 55.60%
Loch Lomond

19 year old single grain Scotch whisky finished in a tiny, specially coopered 50 litre ex-Oloroso Sherry cask for at least 6 months.  More info

Darkness! Loch Lomond 19 Year Old Oloroso Cask Finish
$91.78

Famous Grouse Commonwealth Games 2014

70cl, 46.40%
Glenturret

This is a limited edition bottling of Glenturret single malt Scotch whisky, released by the Famous Grouse to celebrate Scotland hosting the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The casks used for this release…  More info

Famous Grouse Commonwealth Games 2014
$161.74

Aberfeldy 12 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Aberfeldy

The classic 12 Year Old Aberfeldy single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in the Highlands. While the label sadly no longer features a red squirrel, it now comes with a rather handsome black and…  More info

Aberfeldy 12 Year Old
104
$36.73

Dalmore Regalis 1l

100cl, 40%
Dalmore

Part of The Dalmore's Fortuna Merita or 'fortune favours the brave' range originally released for travel retail. The Regalis expression, meaning 'royal', is finished in first fill Amoroso Sherry…  More info

Dalmore Regalis 1l
$72.32

Glengoyne 12 Year Old

70cl, 43%
Glengoyne

Completely unpeated (unusual in the highlands), this Glengoyne is soft, fruity and very quaffable. A fine single malt!  More info

Glengoyne 12 Year Old
11
$40.88

Loch Lomond 18 Year Old

70cl, 43%
Loch Lomond

An 18 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Loch Lomond distillery - rich and creamy with a little waft of smoke waiting for you at its core. The Loch Lomond distillery is a very adaptable…  More info

Loch Lomond 18 Year Old
$63.03

Tomatin Cù Bòcan

70cl, 46%
Tomatin

The story behind this Tomatin comes from the legend of a spectral dog, Cù Bòcan, who has haunted the Highland village for countless years. It was once seen by a distillery worker who, after initially…  More info

Tomatin Cù Bòcan
3
$46.27

McDonald's Celebrated Traditional Ben Nevis

70cl, 46%
Ben Nevis

[insert joke about burgers and climbing mountains]  More info

McDonald's Celebrated Traditional Ben Nevis
$74.82

Glenmorangie 12 Year Old Lasanta (43%)

70cl, 43%
Glenmorangie

This is the 12 year old, Sherry cask finished expression from Glenmorangie, the Lasanta, bottled at a slightly lower ABV of 43% (originally it was bottled at 46%). It first matures in bourbon casks…  More info

Glenmorangie 12 Year Old Lasanta (43%)
19
$50.38

Dalwhinnie 1998 (bottled 2015) Oloroso Cask Finish - Distillers Edition

70cl, 43%
Dalwhinnie

Yummy Oloroso-Sherry-cask-finished Dalwhinnie single malt Scotch whisky, release as part of the Distillers Edition series. This is the 1998 vintage Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition, which was bottled in…  More info

Dalwhinnie 1998 (bottled 2015) Oloroso Cask Finish - Distillers Edition
$60.99

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