The Highland region of Scotland is in terms of area, the biggest whisky producing region. It extends from the Orkney Islands in the far North, down to just above Edinburgh and Glasgow. Scotland is home to many islands, and this section includes the six whisky producing Islands - The Orkney Islands, Lewis, Mull, Skye, Jura and Arran. If you are looking for whisky from the isle of Islay, please click here.

The Highland region currently has around 39 active and producing distillery along with several defunct distilleries that have closed over the years. The Highland style incredibly diverse, traversing from light, delicate and floral flavours through to the hearty and robust style many associate with this part of the country. 

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Ardmore 'Gordon & MacPhail' 1987 / 30 years old 56.9%

Ardmore 'Gordon & MacPhail' 1987 / 30 years old 56.9%

Region: Highland

Strength: 56.9%

Volume: 700ml

$731.00

At 30 years old, this new Ardmore is the oldest we have had from the distillery, laid down to mature in 1987 in a single refill American oak hogshead cask. The peated spirit of the distillery has been greatly softened by time - green apple and tropical fruit notes are dominant, with a touch of pepper and pink grapefruit, coming around to a hint ...


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Ardmore 'Gordon & MacPhail' 1998 / 2018 43%

Ardmore 'Gordon & MacPhail' 1998 / 2018 43%

Region: Highland

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

$182.00

This release from independent bottlers ?Gordon and MacPhail? is from the Highland distillery Ardmore. Bottled at 43%, this whisky has been maturing in refile sherry hogsheads. The nose has notes of cinnamon and clove. On the palate there are creamy notes of apricot, plum, orange marmalade with dark chocolate. The finish is long with aniseed, cit...


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Ardmore 'Gordon and MacPhail' 1996 / 2013 43%

Ardmore 'Gordon and MacPhail' 1996 / 2013 43%

Region: Highland

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

$159.00

Ardmore Distillery was built in 1898 by Adam Teacher to ensure a good supply of whisky for Teachers blended whisky. A surprisingly smoky highland malt, with chewy malt-chocolate elements, dark stewed fruits combined with a distinctive wood-smoke character. Rich sherry influences with hints of stewed fruits snf charrd oak. The Palate has balck pe...


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Ardmore 'Legacy' 40%

Ardmore 'Legacy' 40%

Region: Highland

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

$86.00

Made with 80% peated and 20% unpeated malt, this is an example of the distinctive style of whisky made at the Ardmore distillery. Amongst the peatiest and smokiest whiskies made on the mainland, it carries aromas of creamy toasted oak, caramel and sooty peat smoke which carries onto the palate with malt-cereal flavours, vanilla and spice.


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Ardnamurchan Spirit 2018 AD 55.3%

Ardnamurchan Spirit 2018 AD 55.3%

Region: Highland

Strength: 55.3%

Volume: 700ml

$111.00

The third release from Ardnamurchan is now available, created from a variety of different sizes and types of sherry casks that matured at the remote Highland distillery. The flavour shows incredible maturity, with an earthy note that builds to mango, waxy orange peel and glace cherries (from the bottom of a Manhattan cocktail). A rich chocolate ...


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Balblair 1991 Vintage 46%

Balblair 1991 Vintage 46%

Region: Highland

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$230.70

Nestled just outside the quaint Highland village of Edderton, Balblair is well known for its rich and fruity style of whisky. The third release of their 1991 vintage, this particular bottling was created using a combination of American oak ex-bourbon casks and Spanish oak ex-sherry butts. Initially the aroma is full of rich citrus fruit with hin...


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Balblair 2000 Vintage 46%

Balblair 2000 Vintage 46%

Region: Highland

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$136.00

This new vintage release from the Balblair distillery was selected from both American and European oak casks that were filled in the year 2000. Maturing for almost 18 years, the aroma is classic Balblair - baked red apples, vanilla and sweet, ripe tropical fruit. The palate is beautifully rounded and silky, with an oily feel that carries similar...


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Balblair 2005 Vintage 46%

Balblair 2005 Vintage 46%

Region: Highland

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$108.00

This is the latest vintage release from Balblair, selected solely from casks laid down in 2005. Matured from a selection of American oak barrels, this is a great example of a light and delicate Balblair. Fragrant and soft notes of vanilla (from the American oak), green apples and sweet oranges mingles with an aromatic floral note with a very fai...


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Ballechin 'Straight From The Cask' Bordeaux 2005 / 12 years old 56.2% 500ml

Ballechin 'Straight From The Cask' Bordeaux 2005 / 12 years old 56.2% 500ml

Region: Highland

Strength: 56.2%

Volume: 500ml

$135.90

One of the most popular peated whiskies at DramFest 2018, this 'Straight From The Cask' bottling comes from a sister cask to the one at the event in March. Lightly medicinal to start, it has a rich combination of caramelised dark fruits - plum and nectarines roasted with brown sugar, and a background of herbal peat smoke. The fruit flavours come...


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Blair Athol 'Flora & Fauna' 12 years old 43%

Blair Athol 'Flora & Fauna' 12 years old 43%

Region: Highland

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

$135.00

This 'Flora & Fauna' expression is currently the only official distillery bottling available from the much under-appreciated Blair Athol distillery and is seldom seen in New Zealand. For those familiar with independently bottled Blair Athol, this is a must try - rich and full-flavoured with hints of Sherry, nuts, sweet spice and fruit cake.


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Blair Athol 'Gordon & MacPhail' 2008 / 2017 46%

Blair Athol 'Gordon & MacPhail' 2008 / 2017 46%

Region: Highland

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$84.90

Situated at the very heart of Scotland's Highland's, the Blair Athol distillery is one of the countries oldest working distilleries and a fine example of the Highland single malt style. Matured in a refill sherry butt, this bottling shows this influence with sherried fruit notes, sweet vanilla pudding and chocolate. The palate is peppered with s...


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Cambus 'Sovereign' 1988 / 29 years old 45.9%

Cambus 'Sovereign' 1988 / 29 years old 45.9%

Region: Highland

Strength: 45.6%

Volume: 700ml

$242.30

Hunter Laing's 'Sovereign' range is comprised of special single grain scotch whisky releases. This particular release is from the now closed Cambus distillery. It is from a single refill hogshead barrel and bottled at cask strength of 45.6%. Distilled in September 1988 and bottled in April 2018, this is a 29 year old whisky. The notes on the nos...


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Clynelish 'Gordon & MacPhail' 1989 / 28 years old 49.3%

Clynelish 'Gordon & MacPhail' 1989 / 28 years old 49.3%

Region: Highland

Strength: 49.3%

Volume: 700ml

$529.00

Distilled in 1989 at the Clynelish distillery in the village of Brora, this new release comes from Gordon & MacPhail's newly revamped Connoisseurs Choice range. Showing the distinctive spirit character of the distillery, this bottling has an aroma of brown sugar (melted with butter) and tropical fruits, building to ginger and ripe pear. The ...


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Clynelish 'Signatory' 1995 / 22 years old 56.3%

Clynelish 'Signatory' 1995 / 22 years old 56.3%

Region: Highland

Strength: 56.3%

Volume: 700ml

$275.00

The Clynelish distillery releases by Signatory Vintage are among our most sought-after, with the classic representation of the distillery style: molasses-rich brown sugar, fragrant beeswax and honeycomb aromas, with an oily, waxy and distinctive mouthfeel and texture. Wonderfully full-bodied, rounded and extremely complex, Clynelish is a single ...


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Cu Bocan 46%
$82.00
Cu Bocan 46%

Cu Bocan 46%

Region: Highland

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$82.00

Cu Bocan is the name of the lightly peated whisky made at the Tomatin distillery, named after the 'black dog', a mythical hellhound said to roam the area near Tomatin. Though it is made with peated barley, the smoke is well balanced and soft, with coconut, citrus and nutty flavours more obvious than the warming, gentle smokyness throughout.


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Cu Bocan 46%
$82.00

Cu Bocan 46%

Region: Highland

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$82.00

Cu Bocan is the name of the lightly peated whisky made at the Tomatin distillery, named after the 'black dog', a mythical hellhound said to roam the area near Tomatin. Though it is made with peated barley, the smoke is well balanced and soft, with coconut, citrus and nutty flavours more obvious than the warming, gentle smokyness throughout.


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Dalmore 'Cigar Malt Reserve' 44%

Dalmore 'Cigar Malt Reserve' 44%

Region: Highland

Strength: 44%

Volume: 700ml

$218.00

Crafted by renowned Master Blender Richard Patterson, the Dalmore Cigar malt is supposed to be paired with the finest cigars, and offers complimentary flavours like cinnamon, vanilla, orange zest and toffee. Combined from just three cask types that include 30 year old oloroso sherry matured whisky, this is a typical Patterson gem - unbelievabl...


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Dalmore 15 years old 40%

Dalmore 15 years old 40%

Region: Highland

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

$155.00

The Dalmore distillery is situated just north of Inverness, and this expression is the traditional example of the style made at Dalmore. This single malt whisky is rich and full of spices from 15 years of maturation in a combination of 3 different sherry casks, with a flavour of dried fruit, orange marmalade and Christmas spices throughout. A sm...


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Dalmore 18 years old 43%

Dalmore 18 years old 43%

Region: Highland

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

$257.00

The Dalmore 18 year old has been matured in ex-American white oak casks for 14 years, before being finished in 30 year old Matusalem olorosso sherry casks for its final 4 years, releasing a mix of vanilla, dark chocolate and citrus notes.


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Dalmore King Alexander III 40%

Dalmore King Alexander III 40%

Region: Highland

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

$406.00

A mixture of cask types and ages make up this extraordinary Dalmore. A feast of aromas ranging from red fruits, sherry, chocolate, citrus and spices, along with vanilla and nuts. A perfect end-of-the night dram.


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Dalwhinnie 15 years old 43%

Dalwhinnie 15 years old 43%

Region: Highland

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

$130.00

Dalwhinnie is one of the 'classic malts' of Scotland, chosen as a fine example of the Highland Scotch whisky style. Dalwhinnie is soft whisky, with heather-honey sweetness and a delicate spice that is joined by a touch of vanilla and a subtle note of peat smoke in the background.


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Deanston 'Virgin Oak' finish 46.3%

Deanston 'Virgin Oak' finish 46.3%

Region: Highland

Strength: 46.30%

Volume: 700ml

$66.00

Virgin Oak refers to casks that have not had any previous contents (bourbon, sherry) and being so fresh, the oak really shines through with flavours of vanilla, lemon zest, fresh apples and spices (particularly nutmeg). Bottled at 46.3%


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Deanston 12 years old 46.3%

Deanston 12 years old 46.3%

Region: Highland

Strength: 46.30%

$91.00

Located just outside of Stirling in the Highlands of Scotland, the whisky made at Deanston has an aroma of barley and slightly floral with hints of nuts and buttered popcorn. The palate is malty and honeyed with a hint of smoke in the background. A good every-day single malt.


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Deanston 18 years old 46.3%

Deanston 18 years old 46.3%

Region: Highland

Strength: 46.30%

Volume: 700ml

$198.80

This 18 year old Deanston has been matured in Hogsheads before a finishing period in 1st fill former Kentucky Bourbon barrels which produces a soft and approchable dram with sweet vanilla, honey and toffee flavours.


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