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 — Glen Albyn
Glen Albyn 'Gordon and MacPhail' 1976 / 2012 43%
Maturing for over 3 decades in refill sherry casks, this Glen Albyn has become a rarity in itself. The distillery was mothballed in the mid 1980's making this a much sought after dram. Golden amber in colour the nose opens with hints of rum and raisin, with defined fruity notes. On the palate there is an inital hint of warm spice and a defined s...