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 — Macduff
Macduff 'Hepburn's Choice' 2007 / 12 years old 46%
Part of the Heburn's Choice range by Hunter Laing, this new Macduff was distilled in 2007 and bottled at 12 years of age from ex-wine casks. The opening on the nose is sweet, juicy and berried, moving to salted caramel and marzipan. The palate has a hint of freshly made waffles with wine-soaked berries again, finishing with a soft tannic spice.
The Deveron 12 years old 40%
The Deveron brand comes from the Macduff distillery, situated right on the River Deveron in the rugged north-east of the Scottish Highlands. Matured in old sherry casks, the Macduff single malt whisky style is mellow and rounded, with notes of creamy toffee (Walker's toffee), roasted nuts, sweet malted barley and a long-lasting flavour of mixed ...