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 Ord
Glen Ord 'Old Particular' 2004 / 13 years old 48.4%
Hailing from the Muir of Ord just north of Inverness, this single cask bottling comes from the Glen Ord distillery after 13 years of maturation. Sweet and juicy initially on the nose with a rich barley and tobacco note, moving into spices and honeycomb on the palate. The finish is warmly spiced, drifting to mocha.
Ord 'Cadenhead' 2006 / 13 years old 53.3%
Located in the Muir of Ord, northwest of Inverness, the Ord (or Glen Ord) distillery is rarely seen outside of the 'Singleton' range, so it is always a pleasure to see a new release such as this from Cadenhead. This bottling comes from two Hogshead casks, one of which was re-racked into a Madeira wine cask. Described by Cadenhead as being vibran...