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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 16 Year Old 1992 - Single Malts of Scotland (Speciality Drinks)

70cl, 46%
Clynelish

Single cask whisky from Clynelish, bottled by Speciality Drinks. This was distilled on the 27th May 1992 and matured in bourbon barrel number 5871 before bottling on the 20th April 2009 as part of an…  More info

Clynelish 16 Year Old 1992 - Single Malts of Scotland (Speciality Drinks)

Ben Nevis 15 Year Old 1993 (cask 2689) - Ibisco Decanter (Signatory)

70cl, 43%
Ben Nevis

A beautifully packaged Ben Nevis. This was bottled by Signatory and is presented in a handsome Ibisco decanter. This was distilled on the 26th November 1993, matured for 15 years in cask number 2689…  More info

Ben Nevis 15 Year Old 1993 (cask 2689) - Ibisco Decanter (Signatory)

Glencadam 15 Year Old (Old Bottle)

70cl, 40%
Glencadam

The 15 year old bottling from the Eastern Highland distillery, Glencadam.  More info

Glencadam 15 Year Old (Old Bottle)

Edradour 11 Year Old 1999 Sauternes Cask Finish - Straight from the Cask

50cl, 57%
Edradour

A very tasty "finished" whisky from Edradour. This was distilled on then 29th June 1999 at aged in hogsheads before transfer into a Sauternes hogsheads on the 29th October 2008. It was bottled in…  More info

Edradour 11 Year Old 1999 Sauternes Cask Finish - Straight from the Cask

Clynelish 10 Year Old 1996 - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%
Clynelish

Distilled at the Clynelish distillery in Autumn of 1996, this was matured in two refill hogsheads (numbers 3116 and 3117) for 10 years before bottling for the Provenance range in 2006.  More info

Clynelish 10 Year Old 1996 - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

Glen Ord 30 Year Old

70cl, 58.70%
Glen Ord

Released in 2005, a 30 year old from Glen Ord, bottled at cask strength.  More info

Glen Ord 30 Year Old
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$216.58

Glen Garioch 18 Year Old 1990 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 53.90%
Glen Garioch

18 Year Old single cask Glen Garioch. This was distilled on the 6th April 1990 and matured for 18 years in hogshead number 2695. Bottled by Signatory on the 25th June 2008 as part of a release of…  More info

Glen Garioch 18 Year Old 1990 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Clynelish 17 Year Old 1992 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

70cl, 46%
Clynelish

This was distilled on the 18th December 1992 and aged for 17 years in hogsheads numbers 12763 and 12765 before bottling on the 13th October 2010 by Signatory. A release of 797 bottles of Clynelish.  More info

Clynelish 17 Year Old 1992 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

Clynelish 1993 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%
Clynelish

Bottled in 2006, this Connoisseur's Choice bottling of Clynelish was distilled in 1993 and bottled by Gordon and MacPhail. Matured in refill sherry casks.  More info

Clynelish 1993 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)
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$46.12

Teaninich 27 Year Old 1982 (Bladnoch)

70cl, 50.70%
Teaninich

A 27 year old from the Teaninich distillery (known for its fruity, grassy style), this was distilled on the 1st December 1982, aged in hogshead number 7698 and bottled at cask strength on the 4th…  More info

Teaninich 27 Year Old 1982 (Bladnoch)

Ben Nevis 10 Year Old 1996 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%
Ben Nevis

Single Cask Highland whisky, distilled at Ben Nevis in July 1996 and matured for 10 years before bottling in November 2006. This was from claret finished cask number 3077. An outturn of 361 bottles,…  More info

Ben Nevis 10 Year Old 1996 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

Glen Ord 18 Year Old 1989 Cask 3336 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%
Glen Ord

This was distilled at Glen Ord in January 1989 and aged in cask 3336 (a refill butt) for 18 years before bottling in February 2007. A release of 808 bottles from the Old Malt Cask range.  More info

Glen Ord 18 Year Old 1989 Cask 3336 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)
$52.82

Inchmurrin 1973 - Rare Old (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 40%
Loch Lomond

Distilled in 1973 at Loch Lomond, this Inchmurrin was bottled in 2002 for Gordon and MacPhail's Rare Old range of whisky.  More info

Inchmurrin 1973 - Rare Old (Gordon and MacPhail)
$106.58

Ben Nevis 13 Year Old 1996 - NC2 (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 46%
Ben Nevis

A release from Duncan Taylor's NC2 range (the name is a reference to the fact that it is a series of single malts which are neither chillfiltered nor have they had any additional colouring). This was…  More info

Ben Nevis 13 Year Old 1996 - NC2 (Duncan Taylor)

Dalmore 1974

70cl, 42%
Dalmore

This 32 year old bottling is a rare release of but 780 bottles, this was distilled in 1974 and matured in sherry casks and is fruity and nutty, alongside the typical Dalmore notes of orange zest and…  More info

Dalmore 1974
$680.85

Edradour Natural Cask Strength Bourbon

70cl, 57.40%
Edradour

A sublime Edradour bottled at natural cask strength. This was solely matured in a bourbon barrel. The results are sweet, fruity and creamy.  More info

Edradour Natural Cask Strength Bourbon

Blair Athol 35 Year Old 1974 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%
Blair Athol

Single Cask Blair Athol, matured in refill hogshead number 5572 for a whopping 35 years. This was distilled in October 1974 and bottled by Douglas Laing in October 2009. An outturn of 217 bottles.  More info

Blair Athol 35 Year Old 1974 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

Ben Nevis 12 Year Old 1996 - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

70cl, 46%
Ben Nevis

A Coopers Choice bottling of Ben Nevis, distilled in 1996, matured in refill sherry butt number 817 and bottled in 2009.  More info

Ben Nevis 12 Year Old 1996 - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

Glenugie 32 Year Old 1977 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 58.60%
Glenugie

Single cask Glenugie. This was distilled on the 15th October 1977 and aged for 32 years. It was given a 90 month finish in top quality Oloroso sherry butts and bottled by Signatory on the 19th March…  More info

Glenugie 32 Year Old 1977 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Clynelish 12 Year Old

70cl, 46%
Clynelish

From the 'Friends of the Classic Malts' series. Classic distillery character for a superb price.  More info

Clynelish 12 Year Old

Dalmore 1981 Amoroso Sherry Finesse

70cl, 42%
Dalmore

A 1981 vintage Dalmore with a limited outturn of just 484 bottles, beautifully packaged too. This was given a "finesse" in Amoroso sherry casks.  More info

Dalmore 1981 Amoroso Sherry Finesse

Edradour 12 Year Old 1997 Sassicaia Cask Finish - Straight from the Cask 56.4%

50cl, 56.40%
Edradour

Initially aged in hogsheads, this Edradour was finished in Sassicaia red wine casks. The result is an incredibly fruity, spicy 12 year old highland whisky.  More info

Edradour 12 Year Old 1997 Sassicaia Cask Finish - Straight from the Cask 56.4%

Edradour Port Cask Matured

70cl, 46%
Edradour

This is not port-finished, no, this is entirely matured in Port Bodega Butts! Edradour selected 10 port casks.  More info

Edradour Port Cask Matured
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anCnoc 1994

70cl, 46%
Knockdhu

A bourbon matured single malt from Knockdhu, distilled in 1994. The whisky is bottled under the name anCnoc, to avoid confusion with whisky from the Knockando distillery.  More info

anCnoc 1994
$38.04

Tullibardine 1988

70cl, 46%
Tullibardine

Released to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of King James IV's coronation, a light, affable single malt from the Tullibardine distillery, distilled in 1988.  More info

Tullibardine 1988
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$49.51

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