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 — Glenglassaugh
Glenglassaugh 'Evolution' 50%
This 2nd release of whisky from the re-opened Glenglassaugh distillery comes from first fill American oak barrels and is bottled at 50% and without filtration. Sweet buttery vanilla mingles with caramelised pears, green apples and a hint of nutty, earthyness with a subtle hint of coastal sea-air.
Glenglassaugh 'Gordon & MacPhail' 1986 / 2015 46%
This whisky was distilled at Glenglassaugh distillery in 1986. This is a special year as this was the last year Glenglassaugh distillery was in production for more than 20 years. Bottled by independent bottlers Gordon and MacPhail, this whisky is 46% and has been matured in a bourbon barrel.
Glenglassaugh 'Revival' 46%
The first new production whisky to be released from the re-opened Glenglassaugh distillery, closed from 1986 until 2008. The revival has been welcomed with rave reviews worldwide for a distillery that has only been back in production for such a short period of time. Characterised by sweet caramel and toffee, a strong sour plum flavour and a hint...
Glenglassaugh 'Torfa' Heavily Peated 50%
Torfa is the all new peated expression from Portsoy's Glenglassaugh distillery. Sweet fragrant bonfire smoke swirls around delicate fruit sweetness and touches of sea salt, with marzipan (wedding cake icing) and tart redcurrants in the finish. An exceptionally good peaty whisky, it is well suited for those who enjoy malts from some of Scotland's...