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 — Scapa
Scapa 'Glansa' 40%
Glansa, meaning 'shining, storm-laden skies' in Norse, is probably a familiar site in the far northern islands that make up the Orkney archipelago, Scapa Distillery's home. This expression takes their signature fruity single malt and further matures it in 'peated' casks creating a new dynamic with extra richness and depth combining with a hone...
Scapa 'Gordon & MacPhail' 2005 / 2018 43%
Distilled in 2005 at the remote Scapa distillery in the Orkney isles, this bottling from Gordon & MacPhail is a classic example of the sweet, fruity and delicate style. Starting with vanilla, cooked apples and touches of ripe tropical fruit (banana, pineapple, kiwifruit), it builds to a creamy and green apple flavour on the palate. The finis...
Scapa 'Skiren' 40%
Perched on the cliffs above the Scapa Flow in the Orkney Isles, the Scapa distillery is one of Scotland's most remote distilleries, and with sporradic production over the years, one of the more difficult to source. This new release shows the true distillery character: herbal heather-honey sweetness mingled with citrus, stewed tropical fruits and...