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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Aberfeldy 'Cadenhead' 1997 / 19 years old 55.3%

Aberfeldy 'Cadenhead' 1997 / 19 years old 55.3%

Region: Highland

Strength: 55.3%

Volume: 700ml

$140.00

Bottled from 2 hogshead casks laid down in 1997, this 19 year old Aberfeldy comes from Wm. Cadenhead's latest small batch release. Aberfeldy is not readily available at this age, and Cadenhead's previous bottlings from the distillery have been extremely good. The tasting notes from Mark Watt talk of a classic style - lots of sweet honeycomb and ...


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Aberfeldy 'Gordon & MacPhail' 1995 / 2014 55.8%

Aberfeldy 'Gordon & MacPhail' 1995 / 2014 55.8%

Region: Highland

Strength: 55.8%

Volume: 700ml

$142.00

We have been hugely impressed with Gordon & MacPhail's 'Cask Strength' range and this sounds like it will also delight. Subtle Sherry influences with stewed apple, toasted malt and floral notes leading onto a palate with more flavours of chilli spice, banana, lemon and charred oak flavours.


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Aberfeldy 12 years old 40%

Aberfeldy 12 years old 40%

Region: Highland

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

$91.00

Situated near the very centre of Scotland not far from the waters of Loch Tay is the Aberfeldy distillery. Matured for at least 12 years in both ex-sherry and ex-american oak casks, it is smooth and sweet dram with tangy orange notes, hints of vanilla (ice cream or custard) and honey and spice throughout. A very approachable single malt and a ge...


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Adelphi 'Breath of the Highlands' 1985 / 22 years old #1066 55.2%

Adelphi 'Breath of the Highlands' 1985 / 22 years old #1066 55.2%

Region: Highland

Strength: 55.2%

Volume: 700ml

$379.00

Adelphi have been sworn to secrecy as to which distillery this comes from, but it is a classic Highland single malt. Bottled as part of Adelphi's Archive series from a single American-oak barrel. Creamy coconut fudge starts in the aroma, with oakwood, and a fruity, complex note of nectarine or cherries. Herbal and spicy as well, with an unusual ...


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Ardmore 'Gordon & MacPhail' 1991 / 2006 57.9%

Ardmore 'Gordon & MacPhail' 1991 / 2006 57.9%

Region: Highland

Strength: 57.9%

$149.50

Ardmore is a distillery, located in the eastern Highlands, that is known for producing a peated malt. This expression has the peaty characteristics but in a soft, delicate style. Behind the smoke there are aromas of tropical fruits, citrus and toasted malt. This all leads onto the palate with dark chocolate influences and a slightly peppery edge...


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Ardmore 'Legacy' 40%

Ardmore 'Legacy' 40%

Region: Highland

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

$57.00

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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Ardmore 'Old Particular' 2000 / 16 years old 44.5%

Ardmore 'Old Particular' 2000 / 16 years old 44.5%

Region: Highland

Strength: 44.5%

Volume: 700ml

$171.00

Distilled in 2000 and filled into a refill barrel, this 16 year old Ardmore shows the unique peated Highland malt character. Savoury peat smoke is found immediately - streaky bacon, charred wood and toasted barley flavours, along with rich fresh honey and more barbequed, smoky meats. These smoky qualities are balanced by a sweet vanilla toffee f...


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Ardnamurchan Spirit 2016 AD 53%

Ardnamurchan Spirit 2016 AD 53%

Region: Highland

Strength: 53%

Volume: 700ml

$110.00

'2016 AD' is the first release from the Ardnamurchan distillery which was founded in 2014 from the team behind one of Scotland's most revered independent bottlers, Adelphi. This is a complex creation, selected from 29 American oak Octaves (55 litre casks) and married in Spanish oak Sherry casks, for a total maturation of period of just over a ye...


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Arran 'Cadenhead' 1997 / 19 years old 52.4%

Arran 'Cadenhead' 1997 / 19 years old 52.4%

Region: Highland

Strength: 52.4%

Volume: 700ml

$138.00

Founded in 1997, Arran is currently the only distillery on the island by the same name. This new bottling is a combination of two casks - one sherry hogshead and one plain hogshead, carefully chosen by Mark Watt at Wm. Cadenhead. The nose starts sweet and fruity - raisin, bramble (blackberry) and a distinctive buttery, fruit trifle quality. The ...


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Arran 'Gordon and MacPhail' 2006 / 2014 46%

Region: Highland

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$74.00

Distilled at the remote distillery on the Isle of Arran, this single vintage whisky was bottled from a small selection of 1st fill American oak casks. Clasically Arran with a sweet malty and biscuity aroma, delicate floral notes and a hint of tropical (mango, grapefruit) notes. Lush on the palate with sweet vanilla and again a tangy citrus flavo...


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Arran 'Machrie Moor' 46%

Arran 'Machrie Moor' 46%

Region: Highland

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$107.00

Machrie Moor is a departure from the usually lighter, perfumed and sweeter flavours found at the Arran distillery, coming from batches of heavily peated spirit that hints in style to its neighbours on Islay. Bolder notes of dried grass, gentle smoke and a touch of soot are carried by the distilleries hallmark fruit and custardy flavours.


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Arran 'Machrie Moor' Cask Strength 3rd Edition 58.5%

Arran 'Machrie Moor' Cask Strength 3rd Edition 58.5%

Region: Highland

Strength: 58.5%

Volume: 700ml

$120.00

This special release from Arran Distillery is limited to 9000 bottles worldwide and uses malt that has been peated to a level of 20PPM which showcases a different side of the 'Arran Malt' to the more traditional style that comes out of the distillery. The smoke comes across in a way similar to the smell of burning wood embers, whilst there is st...


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Arran 'Old Malt Cask' 1996 / 19 years old 50%

Arran 'Old Malt Cask' 1996 / 19 years old 50%

Region: Highland

Strength: 50%

Volume: 700ml

$173.00

To date, this is the oldest Arran we have had at Whisky Galore, which includes the offical distillery bottlings (the distillery was only established in 1995).A lovely golden hue has developed during its maturation, and to taste this is typical of the distillery - soft sweet and delicately perfumed with notes of toffee, creamy custard and a touch...


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Arran 'Old Particular' 1996 / 18 years old 48.4%

Arran 'Old Particular' 1996 / 18 years old 48.4%

Region: Highland

Strength: 48.4%

Volume: 700ml

$164.00

Distilled in only its 2nd year of production, this 18 year old Arran epitomises the style of this western isle distillery. Wonderfully sweet aromas of creamy barley, cereals and citrus lead the nose, becoming rich with butterscotch and golden syrup on the palate. The finish has great length and has just a touch of smoke in the background.


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Arran 'Port Cask Finish' 50%

Arran 'Port Cask Finish' 50%

Region: Highland

Strength: 50%

Volume: 700ml

$118.00

Notes of dried fruits, hazelnuts and mandarin oranges can be found in this Arran that has spent the last part of its maturation in Port casks.


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Arran 'Sauternes Cask Finish' 50%

Arran 'Sauternes Cask Finish' 50%

Region: Highland

Strength: 50%

Volume: 700ml

$118.00

After initially maturing in traditional oak casks for approximately 8 years, The Arran Single Malt in this bottling was finished in a selection of Sauternes wine casks sourced from an artisan producer of this iconic Bordeaux sweet white wine. There are notes of Honeysuckle, melon and marzipan on the nose, which continues to develope on the palat...


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Arran 'The High Seas' Smugglers' Series Vol. 2 55.4%

Arran 'The High Seas' Smugglers' Series Vol. 2 55.4%

Region: Highland

Strength: 55.4%

Volume: 700ml

$212.50

This limited release from Isle of Arran Distillery pays tribute to the history of Arran's illicit whisky trade of 18th and 19th centuries and incorporates both peated and unpeated whisky matured in a combination of rum casks and ex Bourbon barrels. Fantastically packaged, mimicing a hardbook book concealing the bottle in a cut out. Limited to 87...


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Arran 10 years old Gift Pack 46%

Arran 10 years old Gift Pack 46%

Region: Highland

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$112.00

A superb example ofthis not so typical island dram. Ripe Golden Barley in colour with an initial rush of vanilla sweetness on the nose gives way to the fruits of slow distillation - kiwi, banana, cantaloupe melon - with just a dusting of cocoa powder. It is undoubtedly complex and yet the aromas are in complete harmony with the malt. A touch of ...


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Arran 21st Anniversary Limited Edition 52.6%

Arran 21st Anniversary Limited Edition 52.6%

Region: Highland

Strength: 52.6%

Volume: 700ml

$289.00

This special edition release from the Isle of Arran distillery has been bottled to celebrate their 21st Anniversary and is limited to 5988 bottles worldwide. Drawn from former Oloroso Sherry Hogsheads that were originally filled during the distillery's first three years in operation. The European oak character shines with hints of dark chocolate...


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Arran Amarone Cask Finish 50%

Arran Amarone Cask Finish 50%

Region: Highland

Strength: 50%

Volume: 700ml

$118.00

After initially maturing in traditional oak casks over a number of years, this expression of Arran has been finished in a selection of Amarone wine casks sourced from an artisan producer of this iconic Italian red wine. The finish introduces bigger and richer flavours to Arran, with dark chocolate, cherry and Turkish delights are evident as are ...


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Arran Madeira Cask Finish 50%

Arran Madeira Cask Finish 50%

Region: Highland

Strength: 50%

Volume: 700ml

$118.00

Initially aged in refill hogsheads before spending a 'finishing' period in first-fill Madeira casks, this Arran Malt is rich and sweet with notes of orange, milk chocolate, fruitcake, marmalade on toast and sultanas resulting in a long and satisfying creamy finish.


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Arran Single Sherry Cask 1998 / 2014 53.9%

Arran Single Sherry Cask 1998 / 2014 53.9%

Region: Highland

Strength: 53.9%

Volume: 700ml

$154.50

This single cask bottling from the Isle of Arran Distillery was drawn from a former Sherry cask that produced just 259 bottles. Expect notes of dried fruit, sherry, vanilla and toffee on the nose which follows through on the palate with a creamy character and long lingering finish.


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Balblair 'Gordon & MacPhail' 10 years old 350ml 43%

Region: Highland

Strength: 43%

Volume: 350ml

$44.50


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Balblair 1983 Vintage 46%

Balblair 1983 Vintage 46%

Region: Highland

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$415.00

This is the latest vintage selection from the Balblair distillery, chosen by distillery manager John MacDonald. Bottled after 30 years of maturation, it carries warming aromas of butterscotch, toffee and vanilla, along with deep fruit notes of green apples, citrus fruits and rich beeswax honey. Another sensational vintage from Balblair.


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