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.
Highland Region — Ardmore
Ardmore 'Gordon & MacPhail' 1998 / 2018 43%
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...
Ardmore 'Gordon and MacPhail' 1996 / 2013 43%
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...
Ardmore 'Legacy' 40%
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.