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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Aird Mhor 'Single Malts of Scotland' 2009 / 8 years old 59.4%

Aird Mhor 'Single Malts of Scotland' 2009 / 8 years old 59.4%

Region: Highland

Strength: 59.4%

Volume: 700ml

$83.00

Specially selected by the team here at WG, we are delighted to bring you this special single cask release from the Ardmore distillery, labelled here with its Gaelic spelling by the fine folk at the Single Malts of Scotland. Distilled in 2009 and bottled after 8 years of maturation in a cask that previously held Laphroaig, this dram starts mellow...


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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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Arran 'Brodick Bay' 49.8%

Arran 'Brodick Bay' 49.8%

Region: Highland

Strength: 49.8%

Volume: 700ml

$256.00

Brodick Bay is part of a new series from the Arran distillery, celebrating the beauty of the scenic areas on the Isle known often referred to as 'Scotland in miniature'. This particular release was selected from 20 year old casks, a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks that were re-racked into Oloroso casks for the last period of matura...


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Arran 'Old Malt Cask - 20th Anniversary' 1997 / 21 years old 50%

Arran 'Old Malt Cask - 20th Anniversary' 1997 / 21 years old 50%

Region: Highland

Strength: 50%

Volume: 700ml

$243.00

Released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Old Malt Cask series, this retro style label and box is a replica of the original packaging used back in 1998 and will be familiar to those who have enjoyed these whiskies over the years. The team at Hunter Laing selected this 21 year old Arran, distilled in 1997 and is among some of the oldest w...


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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

$135.50

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

$89.00

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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Ballechin 'Straight From The Cask' Sherry Cask 2007 / 2018 #18 61% 500ml

Ballechin 'Straight From The Cask' Sherry Cask 2007 / 2018 #18 61% 500ml

Region: Highland

Strength: 61%

Volume: 500ml

$148.00

Distilled at the Edradour distillery from heavily peated barley, this single sherry cask is a brooding dram, offering intense notes of espresso coffee, leather and macerated plums on the nose to start. Roasted and toasted nutty aromas give way to a distant peat smoke - earthy farmyard aromas and freshly varnished wood. The palate carries over th...


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Ben Nevis 'Old Particular' 2006 / 12 years old 48.4%

Ben Nevis 'Old Particular' 2006 / 12 years old 48.4%

Region: Highland

Strength: 48.4%

Volume: 700ml

$118.80

This Old Particular Bottling from Ben Nevis Distillery is 12 years old and 48.4% in strength. The nose starts out with honeycomb and surprising notes of damp grass. Toffee and chocolate covered coconut flakes, which move into an earthy note makes for a balanced palate. The finish is long with notes of spiciness, poached pears and vanilla essence...


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Ben Nevis 'Signatory' 1991 / 26 years old 57.4%

Ben Nevis 'Signatory' 1991 / 26 years old 57.4%

Region: Highland

Strength: 57.4%

Volume: 700ml

$295.00

Distilled in 1991 and matured for 26 years, this new single cask Ben Nevis selection comes from Signatory Vintage. Distinctly old-fashioned throughout with the aroma of old oak and leather, joining notes of dried fruit, brandy snaps, golden syrup and a hint of mocha-chocolate. Rich, full bodied and with a heavy mouthfeel, and unique yeasty, meat...


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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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Blair Athol 'Old Malt Cask' 1995 / 23 years old 50%

Blair Athol 'Old Malt Cask' 1995 / 23 years old 50%

Region: Highland

Strength: 50.00%

Volume: 700ml

$199.80

This single cask bottling from Hunter Laing?s Old Malt Cask range is distilled at Blair Athol distillery in March 1995. This is a 23 year old whisky matured in a sherry butt. On the nose hints of raspberries and liquorice are brought together with woody notes. The notes of red fruits are carried through to the palate which has a deep richness to...


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Bruichladdich 'Signatory' 1990 / 27 years old 55.5%

Bruichladdich 'Signatory' 1990 / 27 years old 55.5%

Region: Highland

Strength: 55.5%

Volume: 700ml

$399.10

Distilled at the Bruichladdich distillery on Islay in 1990, this new release from Signatory shows the less commonly seen style of sherry cask maturation. A sister cask of this release showed a wonderfully earthy and foosty character, with a flavour that can be described as a cheese platter - a hint of wash rind cheese surrounded by dried fruits,...


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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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Craigduff 'Signatory 30th Anniversary' 1973 / 45 years old 45.4%

Craigduff 'Signatory 30th Anniversary' 1973 / 45 years old 45.4%

Region: Highland

Strength: 45.4%

Volume: 700ml

$2,804.00

The Craigduff distillery has a curious past, originating as the heavily peated spirit from either the Glen Keith or Strathisla distillery in Keith, with historians arguing of where the spirit actually came from. To differentiate the whisky made in this unusually peaty style for the area, the distillery in question produced the spirit under the C...


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Croftengea 'Old Malt Cask' 2006 / 12 years old 50%

Croftengea 'Old Malt Cask' 2006 / 12 years old 50%

Region: Highland

Strength: 50%

Volume: 700ml

$119.90

Distilled at the Loch Lomond distillery in 2006, this single malt whisky is made from heavily peated barley and is an elusive dram because of very limited expressions of the spirit. This single cask release from the Old Malt Cask series was matured for 12 years in a refill hogshead, and bottled at 50%, flavours of vanilla custard and fruit salad...


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