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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.

Auchroisk 25 Year Old 1990 (Special Release 2016)

70cl, 51.2%
Auchroisk

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 2012. Matured in American oak…  More info

Auchroisk 25 Year Old 1990 (Special Release 2016)
$291.01

Old Pulteney Clipper Commemorative Bottle

70cl, 46%
Pulteney

Commemorating the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race, because of course Old Pulteney was a sponsor (they just can't get enough of everything maritime), the Highlands distillery have released…  More info

Old Pulteney Clipper Commemorative Bottle
2
$52.42

Blair Athol 6 Year Old 2010 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 46%
Blair Athol

Blair Athol single malt, matured for 6 years in a single Sherry butt, from 2010 to 2016. Following its maturation, the whisky was bottled by Càrn Mòr for the Strictly Limited range, with an outturn…  More info

Blair Athol 6 Year Old 2010 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)
$36.44

Speyburn 9 Year Old 2007 (cask 11071) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%
Speyburn

A rather yummy Speyburn single malt Scotch whisky, aged in a single cask for 9 years and bottled by Douglas Laing for the Provenance range. It was distilled in March 2007 and bottled in March 2016 at…  More info

Speyburn 9 Year Old 2007 (cask 11071) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
$36.71

Auchroisk 1999 - Managers Choice

70cl, 60.6%
Auchroisk

A 9 year old, cask strength, single cask Auchroisk from Diageo's Managers Choice range. This was distilled in 1999 and aged in a single sherry cask (number 11323) for 9 years before bottling in March…  More info

Auchroisk 1999 - Managers Choice
1
$207.46

Nuts about Pears! 1991 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Blair Athol)

70cl, 46%
Blair Athol

Are you nuts about pears? And pears about nuts? Wait, that doesn't work. We all know what this Wemyss Malts bottling of Blair Athol is going to be all about though. Distilled in 1991, it was bottled…  More info

Nuts about Pears! 1991 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Blair Athol)
$121.54

anCnoc 18 Year Old

70cl, 46%
Knockdhu

Introduced in the latter half of 2014, the 18 year old anCnoc single malt Scotch whisky from the Knockdhu distillery was matured in a combination of European oak ex-Sherry and American oak ex-bourbon…  More info

anCnoc 18 Year Old
1
$73.17

Glenturret 14 Year Old 2001 - Highland Laird (Bartels Whisky)

70cl, 54%
Glenturret

A Port Pipe-matured Glenturret single malt, distilled in 2001 and matured for 14 years before being bottled as part of Bartels Whisky's Highland Laird range.  More info

Glenturret 14 Year Old 2001 - Highland Laird (Bartels Whisky)
$57.16

Dalmore 10 Year Old 2006

70cl, 46%
Dalmore

Originally bottled for the French market, this vintage release of The Dalmore aged for 10 years, initially in first fill bourbon barrels before being moved to specially selected Beam barrels for the…  More info

Dalmore 10 Year Old 2006
$67.22

Glencadam 33 Year Old 1982 (cask 737)

70cl, 53%
Glencadam

From Glencadam's very own range of single cask bottlings comes this 33 year old, matured in cask #737. Said cask was filled in June 1982 and cracked open in January 2016, with 240 bottles of…  More info

Glencadam 33 Year Old 1982 (cask 737)
$431.51

Tullibardine 24 Year Old 1989 - Highland Laird (Bartels Whisky)

70cl, 53.3%
Tullibardine

A 24 year old Tullibardine, matured in a single bourbon hogshead! This is an indie bottling by the folks at Bartels Whisky, presented as part of their Highland Laird range.  More info

Tullibardine 24 Year Old 1989 - Highland Laird (Bartels Whisky)
$109.13

Tomatin Cù Bòcan Bourbon Cask

70cl, 46%
Tomatin

You've seen the Cù Bòcan Sherry Cask. You've seen the Cù Bòcan Virgin Oak Cask. Now it's the turn of the Cù Bòcan Bourbon Cask! Yummy lightly peated single malt from the Tomatin distillery, showing…  More info

Tomatin Cù Bòcan Bourbon Cask
$52.42

Auchroisk 10 Year Old - Flora and Fauna

70cl, 43%
Auchroisk

This single malt lies at the heart of the Auchroisk range, it being the only official bottling. Released in the Flora and Fauna series in 2001, having previously been marketed as The Singleton of…  More info

Auchroisk 10 Year Old - Flora and Fauna
1
$53.84

Glen Garioch 21 Year Old 1995 (cask 11471) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 51.5%
Glen Garioch

An indie bottling of Glen Garioch single malt Scotch whisky, drawn from a single refill hogshead cask that was laid down in September 1995 (Glen Garioch was actually mothballed for a few years the…  More info

Glen Garioch 21 Year Old 1995 (cask 11471) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$88.85

anCnoc 22 Year Old

70cl, 46%
Knockdhu

This is a brand-spanking-new anCnoc, distilled at the Knockdhu distillery and aged in both American bourbon casks and Spanish oak Oloroso sherry-seasoned casks for a period of 22 years. Very rich and…  More info

anCnoc 22 Year Old
$91.02

GlenDronach Peated

70cl, 46%
GlenDronach

GlenDronach have introduced their first ever peated expression to their range! This expression was initially matured in bourbon casks before being transferred over to Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez Sherry…  More info

GlenDronach Peated
2
$42.02

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)
1
$315.97

Glencadam 10 Year Old

70cl, 46%
Glencadam

This was first released in 2008 under the new ownership of Angus Dundee. Glencadam 10 stands as a delicate, balanced dram, neither coloured nor chill-filtered so it retains its true flavour.  More info

Glencadam 10 Year Old
17
$35.78

Foraged Fruit Fool 1991 (bottled 2014) - Wemyss Malts (Blair Athol)

70cl, 46%
Blair Athol

A single cask bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the Blair Athol distillery in the Highlands, bottled by Wemyss Malts. It was distilled in 1991 and set aside to mature in a single barrel for…  More info

Foraged Fruit Fool 1991 (bottled 2014) - Wemyss Malts (Blair Athol)
$116.40

Loch Lomond Original

70cl, 40%
Loch Lomond

A satisfying, subtly peated single malt Scotch whisky from Loch Lomond. The distillery is renowned for being able to produce a multitude of whisky styles, including single malt (like the one you see…  More info

Loch Lomond Original
8
$27.16

Tullibardine 228 Burgundy Cask Finish

70cl, 43%
Tullibardine

This is a delicious whisky from Tullibardine, released in 2013. It sees the Highland whisky finished for 12 months in 228-litre Red Burgundy wine casks from Chateau de Chassagne Montrachet.  More info

Tullibardine 228 Burgundy Cask Finish
7
$42.23

Edradour Ballechin Double Malt Double Cask (La Maison du Whisky 60th Anniversary)

70cl, 46%
Edradour

Unveiled as part of La Maison du Whisky's 60th Anniversary celebrations, this expression from Edradour combines their single malt aged in Sherry casks and their peated single malt (which goes by the…  More info

Edradour Ballechin Double Malt Double Cask (La Maison du Whisky 60th Anniversary)
$70.22

Fettercairn 18 Year Old 1995 (cask 10839) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%
Fettercairn

Independently bottled single malt from Fettercairn here, aged in a refill hoggie from November 1995 to August 2014. It was been bottled by Hinter Laing for their long-running Old Malt Cask range -…  More info

Fettercairn 18 Year Old 1995 (cask 10839) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
$74.41

Glen Ord 12 Year Old 2004 (cask 12812) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%
Glen Ord

An Old Malt Cask bottling of 12 year old Glen Ord, aged in a refill hogshead from September 2004 to October 2016. This was independently bottled with an outturn of 337 bottles by the chaps from…  More info

Glen Ord 12 Year Old 2004 (cask 12812) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
$54.90

Loch Lomond 12 Year Old

70cl, 46%
Loch Lomond

12 year old single malt Scotch whisky from Loch Lomond, whom are well known for being able to produce a wide variety of styles of whisky in their distillery in the Highland region. This particular…  More info

Loch Lomond 12 Year Old
$40.36

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