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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.

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
$27.05

Blair Athol 12 Year Old - Flora and Fauna

70cl, 43%
Blair Athol

A Flora and Fauna release from the Blair Athol distillery, this 12 year old exudes sherry and Christmas pudding notes with spice. Blair Athol does not receive the acclaim it so thoroughly deserves.  More info

Blair Athol 12 Year Old - Flora and Fauna
6
$46.32

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
$72.40

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)
$87.17

anCnoc Stack

70cl, 46%
Knockdhu

A late-2016 addition to anCnoc's Peaty range - Stack peated to 20PPM and was drawn from American ex-bourbon barrels before being bottled at 46% ABV. The name comes from the last step in the…  More info

anCnoc Stack
$63.77

Blair Athol 26 Year Old 1989 (cask 6457) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 53.6%
Blair Athol

An independent bottling of Blair Athol single malt, aged in a hogshead cask from November 1989 to September 2016. After this 26 year maturation, the whisky was bottled by Càrn Mòr for their…  More info

Blair Athol 26 Year Old 1989 (cask 6457) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)
$137.12

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
4
$44.33

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

Dalmore Quintessence
3
$1,029.92

Deanston 12 Year Old

70cl, 46.3%
Deanston

The new, relaunched 12 year old, this single malt has been bottled at a slightly higher proof, negating the necessity for chill-filtration and as such retaining more of its original charm. A lovely…  More info

Deanston 12 Year Old
31
$37.09

Tomatin Cù Bòcan 1988 Vintage Limited Edition

70cl, 51.5%
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
$232.55

Tullibardine 20 Year Old

70cl, 43%
Tullibardine

Launched in 2013 for Tullibardine's superbly repackaged range, this delicious 20 year old was matured in first-fill bourbon casks before bottling.  More info

Tullibardine 20 Year Old
1
$89.48

Glen Garioch 24 Year Old 1989 (cask 7854) (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

70cl, 53.8%
Glen Garioch

Single cask single malt from the Glen Garioch distillery in the Highlands, bottled by the chaps at Berry Brothers & Rudd. It was distilled in 1989 and left to mature in cask #7854 for 24 long years…  More info

Glen Garioch 24 Year Old 1989 (cask 7854) (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
1
$102.44

Teaninich 10 Year Old - Flora and Fauna

70cl, 43%
Teaninich

A rare 10 year old from the Eastern Highland distillery, Teaninich. The Flora and Fauna series are becoming increasingly rare.  More info

Teaninich 10 Year Old - Flora and Fauna
3
$46.19

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
$186.30

Glen Garioch 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 8554) - Mackillop's Choice

70cl, 40.5%
Glen Garioch

A Mackillop's Choice bottling of 25 year old Glen Garioch single malt! This was aged in a single cask from November 1990 to January 2016 before being bottled with an outturn of only 150 bottles.  More info

Glen Garioch 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 8554) - Mackillop's Choice
$198.65

Clynelish 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 8691) - Ibisco Decanter (Signatory)

70cl, 43%
Clynelish

20 year old Clynelish, drawn from a single cask that was laid down in September 1995 and cracked open in August 2016. This was independently bottled by Signatory and treated very well indeed - just…  More info

Clynelish 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 8691) - Ibisco Decanter (Signatory)
$97.36

Dalwhinnie 25 Year Old 1989 (Special Release 2015)

70cl, 48.8%
Dalwhinnie

A 25 year old Dalwhinnie from Diageo's 2015 Special Releases, the first time a bottling from this distillery featured since 2012 (also a 25 year old). Matured in refill American oak hogsheads, this…  More info

Dalwhinnie 25 Year Old 1989 (Special Release 2015)
$336.40

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
$40.11

Glencadam 18 Year Old 1995 (cask 4581) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%
Glencadam

From the talented hands of Hunter Laing comes this single cask bottling of Glencadam single malt, which has matured for 18 long years, from November 1995 to February 2014. 162 bottles were produced.  More info

Glencadam 18 Year Old 1995 (cask 4581) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
$92.69

Old Pulteney Duncansby Head 1l

100cl, 46%
Pulteney

Named for the Duncansby Head lighthouse near John O'Groats, this travel retail Old Pulteney single malt Scotch whisky is matured in a combination of American ex-bourbon and Spanish ex-Sherry casks,…  More info

Old Pulteney Duncansby Head 1l
4
$59.83

Dalmore 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 91121) - Dun Bheagan (Ian Macleod)

70cl, 46%
Dalmore

A 20 year old Dalmore single malt Scotch whisky, which has been given a finishing period in an Oloroso Sherry cask. This was distilled back in 1995 and bottled 20 years later in 2016 by the chaps…  More info

Dalmore 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 91121) - Dun Bheagan (Ian Macleod)
$117.76

Tullibardine 26 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 49.2%
Tullibardine

A tremendous bottling of 26 year old Tullibardine single malt full of exciting vanilla and bourbon notes! Perhaps this was what King James IV had in mind as he enjoyed his pre-coronation…  More info

Tullibardine 26 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$124.16

Tullibardine 25 Year Old

70cl, 43%
Tullibardine

This is a delicious, smartly repackaged 25 year old from the Tullibardine distillery. It boasts all of that typically malty, creamy, slightly spicy we've come to associate with the distillery.  More info

Tullibardine 25 Year Old
1
$167.35

Tomatin 1996 (bottled 2013) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 46%
Tomatin

Tomatin single malt Scotch whisky, bottled as part of the Connoisseurs Choice range from Gordon & MacPhail. It was matured in first-fill bourbon barrels from 1996 to 2013, and then independently…  More info

Tomatin 1996 (bottled 2013) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)
$78.45

Fettercairn Fasque

70cl, 42%
Fettercairn

From the Fettercairn distillery at the foothills of the Cairngorm Mountains comes the Fettercairn Fasque, which is named after a country estate that is also rather close to the distillery. It's an…  More info

Fettercairn Fasque
15
$34.32

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