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 — Old Pulteney
Old Pulteney 'Gordon & MacPhail' 2005 / 2016 43%
Bottled as part of the 'MacPhails Collection' this expression from the Pulteney distillery has a sweet, honey like aroma with notes of green apple, lime and herbs. The palate is peppery with hints of grapefruit, dried apricot and mango combining with lightly charred oak with a delicate salty edge remaining throughout.
Old Pulteney 'Huddart' 46%
Finished in ex-peated casks after an initial maturation in ex-bourbon, this brand new expression from Old Pulteney wafts fragrant mellow wood smoke from the glass with honey and oily leather, developing into crisp green apple, creamy vanilla and a hint of burnt toffee. On the palate, freshly-ground spices and vanilla balance the notes of smoke a...
Old Pulteney 'Stroma' Liqueur 35%
Hailing from the far North East of Scotland, off the Caithness coast, Stroma Malt Whisky Liqueur takes its name from the windswept Caithness Isle. Stroma originates from the Norse meaning 'island in the stream' which also refers to the dangerous currents on the island?s shores, including the infamous 'Swilkie' whirlpool. Stroma?s lighthouse warn...
Old Pulteney 12 years old 40%
Hailing from one of Scotland's most notherly distilleries, Old Pulteney resides in the old fishing village of Wick. Pulteney's whiskies are known for their gentle honeyed, vanilla sweetness, and a touch of marzipan nuttyness. The distinctive slightly salty tang tells of the distilleries home by the sea. A great introductory dram for those new to...
Old Pulteney 1983 46%
From Old Pulteney distillery in Northern Scotland this whisky has been maturing in both American oak and Spanish oak casks for over 33 years. The nose is rich with stewed fruits, toffee and an uplifting citrus note. The palate has salted caramel, dried fruits and gently spiced vanilla.
Old Pulteney 25 years old 46%
This 25 year old Old Pultney has been matured firstly in American oak and then in Spanish oak casks. This is full bodied whisky with heavy spices and dark chocolate on the nose. These notes develop into bitter chocolate, toffee and creamy vanilla. There is a long and spicy finish.