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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 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 6512) - Ibisco Decanter (Signatory)

70cl, 43%
Clynelish

A single cask Clynelish, presented in stylish Ibisco decanters. This 18 year old single malt was distilled in June 1996 and matured in refill Sherry butt #6512 until May 2015, when it was bottled by…  More info

Clynelish 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 6512) - Ibisco Decanter (Signatory)

Edradour 10 Year Old 2004 (cask 398) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 46%
Edradour

Edradour single malt Scotch whisky, bottled for Signatory's Un-Chillfiltered Collection. This Highland expression was distilled back in November 2004 and left to mature until it was 10 years old and…  More info

Edradour 10 Year Old 2004 (cask 398) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

Royal Lochnagar 1994 (cask 837) - Managers Choice

70cl, 59.3%
Lochnagar

A single cask release from the Manager's Choice series. This Royal Lochnagar was distilled in 1994 and matured in a sherry cask (cask number 837) before bottling in 2009 at cask strength. The result…  More info

Royal Lochnagar 1994 (cask 837) - Managers Choice
$238.19

Edradour 11 Year Old 2003 Port Cask Matured - Batch 2

70cl, 46%
Edradour

11 year old single malt from the Edradour distillery, matured solely in hogsheads which have previously held Port. It was distilled in June & July 2003 and bottled at 46% ABV in January.  More info

Edradour 11 Year Old 2003 Port Cask Matured - Batch 2
$49.28

Tomatin 1992 Oloroso Sherry Hogshead Matured

70cl, 53.9%
Tomatin

Limited to 328 bottles, this Tomatin single malt Scotch whisky was distilled in October 1992 and bottled in November 2012. It matured in an Oloroso sherry hogshead.  More info

Tomatin 1992 Oloroso Sherry Hogshead Matured
1
$107.22

Invergordon 42 Year Old 1972 - Pearls Of Scotland (Gordon & Company)

70cl, 43.4%
Invergordon

Independently bottled Invergordon single grain Scotch whisky, bottled for the Pearls of Scotland range. This gorgeous grain was distilled back in December 1972 and bottled in May 2014, with an…  More info

Invergordon 42 Year Old 1972 - Pearls Of Scotland (Gordon & Company)
$154.81

Tomatin 25 Year Old 1988 - Batch 1

70cl, 46%
Tomatin

A well-aged expansion to Tomatin's core range, the 1988 vintage single malt Scotch whisky is created from a mixture of bourbon barrel and Port pipe-matured whiskies, which slumbered in their casks…  More info

Tomatin 25 Year Old 1988 - Batch 1
1
$183.52

The GlenDronach 18 Year Old (Tawny Port Cask Finish)

70cl, 46%
GlenDronach

Developing on the impressive 15 year old Tawny Port cask-finished single malt, the Glendronach distillery now have an 18 year old expresssion too. Once again, it has been initially matured in…  More info

The GlenDronach 18 Year Old (Tawny Port Cask Finish)
3
$69.43

Tomatin 20 Year Old 1994 (cask 11143) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%
Tomatin

An Old Malt Cask bottling of Tomatin single malt Scotch whisky, which was aged in a single refill hogshead for 20 long years! It was distilled back in October 1994 and left to age, developing notes…  More info

Tomatin 20 Year Old 1994 (cask 11143) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

Edradour 10 Year Old 2004 (cask 402) Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 46%
Edradour

A 10 year old Edradour single malt Scotch whisky, bottled by Signatory for their Un-Chillfiltered Collection. It was distilled back in November 2004 and left to mature in cask #402 until December…  More info

Edradour 10 Year Old 2004 (cask 402) Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

Glenturret 27 Year Old 1986 (cask 307) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 48%
Glenturret

Cask strength Glenturret, anyone? Oh yes, this ought to be a treat! This 27 year old Glenturret single malt Scotch whisky was distilled back in December 1986 and set aside to mature in hogshead #307…  More info

Glenturret 27 Year Old 1986 (cask 307) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

GlenDronach 43 Year Old 1971 (cask 2920) - Batch 11

70cl, 48.6%
GlenDronach

The oldest release in the 11th batch of GlenDronach single cask bottlings is this incredibly impressive 43 year old dram, which was distilled in February 1971. It was left to age in Pedro Ximénez…  More info

GlenDronach 43 Year Old 1971 (cask 2920) - Batch 11
$1039.81

Edradour 2003 (bottled 2014) (7th Release) Bourbon Cask Matured Natural Cask Strength - Ibisco Decanter

70cl, 56.5%
Edradour

The 7th release of handsome Ibisco Decanters, full of Bourbon cask matured single malt from the Edradour distillery in the Scottish Highlands. As with previous releases, this one has been bottled at…  More info

Edradour 2003 (bottled 2014) (7th Release) Bourbon Cask Matured Natural Cask Strength - Ibisco Decanter
$68.61

Dalwhinnie 1995 (bottled 2011) Oloroso Cask Finish - Distillers Edition

70cl, 43%
Dalwhinnie

The 1995 vintage of Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition, finished in first fill Oloroso sherry casks before bottling. The result is very rich, thick and fruity.  More info

Dalwhinnie 1995 (bottled 2011) Oloroso Cask Finish - Distillers Edition
3
$58.16

Auchroisk 30 Year Old (2012 Special Release)

70cl, 54.7%
Auchroisk

This is the oldest distillery release from Auchroisk and has been bottled at 54.7%abv from re-fill ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks. This is a limited edition of 2,976 bottles and was released in 2012.  More info

Auchroisk 30 Year Old (2012 Special Release)
3
$249.23

The Singleton of Auchroisk 1975 - circa 1990

75cl, 40%
Auchroisk

Auchroisk whisky was launched and sold under the name The Singleton in 1986 due to it being fairly difficult to read and pronounce (say it like "OH-thrusk", so pretty much not how it's spelt at all).…  More info

The Singleton of Auchroisk 1975 - circa 1990
$254.59

Fettercairn 17 Year Old 1995 (cask 10024) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.4%
Fettercairn

A fabulous Fettercairn, released by Douglas Laing for their Old Particular range of single malt Scotch whiskies which have been bottled at specific abv percentages. The aforementioned Fettercairn,…  More info

Fettercairn 17 Year Old 1995 (cask 10024) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

Ben Nevis 17 Year Old 1997 (cask 617) - Pearls Of Scotland (Gordon and Company)

70cl, 52.7%
Ben Nevis

Bottled as part of the Pearls of Scotland range, this is a single cask release of beautiful Ben Nevis single malt Scotch whisky, which was distilled in May 1997 and bottled in October 2014. This 17…  More info

Ben Nevis 17 Year Old 1997 (cask 617) - Pearls Of Scotland (Gordon and Company)
$80.04

Edradour 10 Year Old 2003 Chardonnay Cask Matured - Batch 3

70cl, 46%
Edradour

The third batch of Edradour single malt Scotch whisky, matured solely in Chardonnay casks for 10 years. Edradour do like their wine cask-matured whiskies, and have a wide selection of expressions,…  More info

Edradour 10 Year Old 2003 Chardonnay Cask Matured - Batch 3
$48.74

Clynelish 17 Year Old 1996 (cask 10276) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.4%
Clynelish

17 year old Clynelish single malt, distilled in December 1996 and left to mature in a single refill hogshead. It was bottled by Douglas Laing for the old Particular range in March 2014 with an…  More info

Clynelish 17 Year Old 1996 (cask 10276) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

Glenmorangie Discovery Pack

85cl, 41.1%
Glenmorangie

A very handsome gift pack from Glenmorangie, featuring a full 70cl bottling of their Original 10 Year Old single malt, as well as a 5cl miniature of their Lasanta, Nectar D'or and Quinta Ruban…  More info

Glenmorangie Discovery Pack
$51.81

GlenDronach 24 Year Old 1990 (cask 2970) - Batch 10

70cl, 51.3%
GlenDronach

The oldest release from Batch 10 of GlenDronach's single cask bottlings is this 24 year old single malt Scotch whisky, matured entirely in a Pedro Ximénez puncheon, from June 1990 to June 2014. Just…  More info

GlenDronach 24 Year Old 1990 (cask  2970) - Batch 10
$149.52

Vintage Strawberry Punnet 1988 (bottled 2014) - Wemyss Malts (Invergordon)

70cl, 46%
Invergordon

Well-aged single grain Scotch whisky from the Invergordon distillery, titled Vintage Strawberry Punnet by the bottlers, Wemyss Malts. It was distilled in 1988 and set aside to age in a single barrel…  More info

Vintage Strawberry Punnet 1988 (bottled 2014) - Wemyss Malts (Invergordon)
$80.92

GlenDronach 24 Year Old 1990 (cask 1162) - Batch 11

70cl, 52.9%
GlenDronach

A 24 year old GlenDronach single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in September 1990, matured in a Pedro Ximénez Sherry puncheon and bottled in November 2014 as part of their 11th batch of single cask…  More info

GlenDronach 24 Year Old 1990 (cask 1162) - Batch 11
$133.61

The Singleton of Auchroisk 1975 - 1990s

75cl, 40%
Auchroisk

This is a rare bottling of Auchroisk single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 1975 and bottled when the distillery still used the name 'The Singleton of Auchroisk', which they stopped doing in 2001.…  More info

The Singleton of Auchroisk 1975 - 1990s
$232.21

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