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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 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
$41.49

Dalmore King Alexander III

70cl, 40%
Dalmore

A sextuple-wood bottling from Dalmore. This auspiciously-named dram was matured in wine, Madeira, Sherry, Marsala, Kentucky bourbon and Port casks. King Alexander III is a rich, fruity Highland…  More info

Dalmore King Alexander III
33
$150.58

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
98
$35.31

Inchmurrin 19 Year Old 1996 (cask 33) (Signatory)

70cl, 43%
Loch Lomond

19 year old single malt Scotch whisky released under the Inchmurrin name, distilled by Loch Lomond and bottled by the wonderful folks at Signatory. This was filled into cask #33 (a refill butt cask)…  More info

Inchmurrin 19 Year Old 1996 (cask 33) (Signatory)
$41.67

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

70cl, 60.1%
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)
2
$102.76

Ben Nevis 24 Year Old 1991 (cask 3834) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 55.7%
Ben Nevis

Sherried Ben Nevis here, bottled by the folks from Signatory! This was aged in a single Sherry butt for 24 years (from October 1991 to July 2016) before being bottled at cask strength with an outturn…  More info

Ben Nevis 24 Year Old 1991 (cask 3834) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
$105.64

anCnoc 12 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Knockdhu

Knockdhu renamed their whiskies anCnoc to avoid confusion with the nearby Knockando distillery. This 12 year old exhibits a gentle, non-sherried style of whisky.  More info

anCnoc 12 Year Old
39
$34.03

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
15
$47.08

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'
$80.07

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
$48.64

Glengoyne Cask Strength - Batch 4

70cl, 58.8%
Glengoyne

This is the fourth batch of Glengoyne Cask Strength! Bottled at 58.8% ABV, this is particularly intense, though a little bit less Sherried than previous batches. It's still incredibly enjoyable,…  More info

Glengoyne Cask Strength - Batch 4
$46.40

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
$57.06

Glenmorangie 25 Year Old Quarter Century

70cl, 43%
Glenmorangie

A beautifully packaged 25 year old from Glenmorangie. Quarter Century offers thick, dark fruits, with those tropical, malty tones. Superb.  More info

Glenmorangie 25 Year Old Quarter Century
13
$363.49

Tomatin 27 Year Old 1988 - Batch 3

70cl, 50%
Tomatin

The third batch of Tomatin 1988 aged for 27 years, including a portion of the whisky maturing in first-fill Tawny Port casks. This follows on from a pair of rather fantastic batches (check out Batch…  More info

Tomatin 27 Year Old 1988 - Batch 3
$186.92

Edradour 10 Year Old 2006 (cask 382) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 46%
Edradour

An independently bottled 10 year old Edradour, drawn from a single cask (#382, in case you were wondering). This was distilled in November 2006 and aged until January 2017, before Signatory got their…  More info

Edradour 10 Year Old 2006 (cask 382) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)
$52.07

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
$69.51

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%)
12
$48.43

Clynelish 26 Year Old 1989 (cask 5886) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 54.5%
Clynelish

From the excellent Càrn Mòr range comes a 26 year old Clynelish single malt Scotch whisky, aged in a hogshead cask from September 1989 to May 2016. 277 bottles of this whisky were produced, and it…  More info

Clynelish 26 Year Old 1989 (cask 5886) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)
$191.74

Balblair 10 Year Old (Gordon and Macphail)

70cl, 43%
Balblair

A 10 year old Balblair single malt Scotch whisky, bottled for Gordon and MacPhail's Distillery labels series. It matured in American oak hogsheads.  More info

Balblair 10 Year Old (Gordon and Macphail)
$40.20

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
3
$71.92

Balblair 2005 - 1st Release

70cl, 46%
Balblair

This is the first release of 2005 vintage Balblair single malt Scotch whisky (which is replacing the 2003 vintage in their core range). An enjoyable expression from the Northern Highlands distillery,…  More info

Balblair 2005 - 1st Release
1
$40.24

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
1
$63.17

Ben Nevis 24 Year Old 1991 (cask 3835) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 46%
Ben Nevis

A Signatory single cask bottling of single malt from Ben Nevis, matured for 24 years. It was distilled in October 1991 and bottled in October 2016 without any chill-filtration whatsoever.  More info

Ben Nevis 24 Year Old 1991 (cask 3835) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)
$75.85

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
$86.08

Glen Garioch 12 Year Old

70cl, 48%
Glen Garioch

Released in 2010, Glen Garioch's new 12 year old is matured in both bourbon and sherry casks, and it has loads of character, as well as being bottled at the sensible strength of 48%...  More info

Glen Garioch 12 Year Old
14
$42.41

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