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
Ord 'Cadenhead' 2008 / 11 years old 56.4%
Matured for 11 years solely in ex-bourbon American white oak barrels, this bottling from the Ord distillery (aka Glen Ord) is a zippy dram, with fresh mint, lemons and gooseberries coming through on the aroma, with a mineral quality behind. The palate leads to thoughts of mediterranean flavours: lemon infused olive oil and apricots, with milk ch...
Singleton Glen Ord '2019 Special Release' 18 years old 55%
This bottling of the Singleton Glen Ord has been maturing in fresh charred American oak hogsheads and bottled at 55%. The nose has notes of nougat and zesty dried apple and oranges. On the palate there are notes of creamy sweetness with orange peel and spices.
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...