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. 

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Royal Brackla 'Signatory' 2007 / 10 years old 43%

Royal Brackla 'Signatory' 2007 / 10 years old 43%

Region: Highland

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

$76.80

This expression has been carefully selected and bottled by Signatory after maturing in a single refill butt. It was distilled in June 2007 and bottled at 43% in March 2018. On the nose there is citrus lemon peel and hint of anniseed. It has a gentle syrupy sweet taste with honey. The finish is dry with a slight spicy, pepper and hints of red fru...


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Royal Lochnagar 12 years old 40%

Royal Lochnagar 12 years old 40%

Region: Highland

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

$88.00

This whisky starts with creamy notes on the nose which moves into notes of hay, malted barley, oak and spices. On the palate there is a soft smoke, gingerbread, spice and sugar. To finish there are sweet notes of grasses and honey.


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Scapa 'Glansa' 40%

Scapa 'Glansa' 40%

Region: Highland

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

$145.00

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...


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Scapa 'Gordon & MacPhail' 2005 / 2018 43%

Scapa 'Gordon & MacPhail' 2005 / 2018 43%

Region: Highland

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

$118.00

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...


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Scapa 'Skiren' 40%

Scapa 'Skiren' 40%

Region: Highland

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

$104.80

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...


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SMWS 122.23 'Highly a-musing' 2011 / 7 years old 57.1%

SMWS 122.23 'Highly a-musing' 2011 / 7 years old 57.1%

Region: Highland

Strength: 57.1%

Volume: 700ml

$119.00

SMWS Tasting notes: The first nose had the sweet smokiness of honey-cured bacon and curried smoked salmon cubes, followed by liquorice and the light medicinal smell of muscle rub. On the palate a ferocious attack of sweet perfumed smoke but, taking into account the age, all fairly well balanced and quite satisfying in a mysterious way. With wate...


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SMWS 123.26 'Blossom falling onto sponge cake' 2008 / 9 years old 61.2%

SMWS 123.26 'Blossom falling onto sponge cake' 2008 / 9 years old 61.2%

Region: Highland

Strength: 61.2%

Volume: 700ml

$124.00

SMWS Tasting notes: The nose began with a stroll through the orchard as blossom fell from the trees and white roses bloomed in the hedgerows. Delicate fruit notes of peach, apricot and cherry stood alone but later become enveloped by butter pastry to form shortbread and apple pie. Banana bread sat comfortably beside a hot cup of Earl Grey tea an...


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SMWS 135.12 'Juicy yet mouth-drying' 2006 / 12 years old 60%

SMWS 135.12 'Juicy yet mouth-drying' 2006 / 12 years old 60%

Region: Highland

Strength: 60%

Volume: 700ml

$141.00

SMWS Tasting notes: On the nose the smoke was subtle and distant - the impression was of gooseberry fool, Haribos, toffee and petits fours in plastic dishes on a polished wooden counter. The palate was a satisfying blend of sweetness (watermelon sweets, blackcurrant travel sweets) light spice (clove, nutmeg, peppery nasturtium) and gentle smoke ...


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SMWS 4.251 'Armchair dancing dram' 2005 / 13 years old 58.1%

SMWS 4.251 'Armchair dancing dram' 2005 / 13 years old 58.1%

Region: Highland

Strength: 58.1%

Volume: 700ml

$161.00

SMWS Tasting notes: The nose is a captivating Orkney saga - herbal smoke (garden bonfires, heather moor-burn); followed by sea-shore hints of salty spray and langoustines on beach bonfire barbeques - lastly chocolate limes. The initial palate has a chewy, earthy, salty thread of peat smoke - followed by chocolate and butterscotch (Daim bars), Bo...


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SMWS 66.133 'Farm salad' 2006 / 12 years old 57.6%

SMWS 66.133 'Farm salad' 2006 / 12 years old 57.6%

Region: Highland

Strength: 57.6%

Volume: 700ml

$149.00

SMWS Tasting notes: The panel found soot, wood char and watercress at first nosing. Along with clay ovens, smoked earth and rather typical melee of oils, waxes, herbs, lemon peel and hay loft. Water brought out lemon balm, gorse bush, crushed ivy, fabric, coal tar soap and sheep's wool. A lick of burning heather in the background. It arrives in ...


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SMWS 68.18 'Triple berry Lamington cake' 2010 / 7 years old 58.3%

SMWS 68.18 'Triple berry Lamington cake' 2010 / 7 years old 58.3%

Region: Highland

Strength: 58.3%

Volume: 700ml

$139.70

SMWS Tasting notes: Jersey caramels and cherry chocolates. Wine gums and fruit Danish's. Marmalade on the hob. Apricot delight and hints of autumn trips to the milk bar. A bright sherry emphasis hints at raspberry ripple icecream and peach melba. After considerable time in the glass, milko sticks and warm afternoons on the vineyard. Cask: Re-...


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SMWS 77.48 'Bountiful biscuit bisque' 2007 / 10 years old 58.7%

SMWS 77.48 'Bountiful biscuit bisque' 2007 / 10 years old 58.7%

Region: Highland

Strength: 58.7%

Volume: 700ml

$122.00

SMWS Tasting notes: A highly perfumed aroma greeted the panel at first. Like walking into a florists with added notes of warm A4 printer paper, raspberry jam sponge fragrant body wash and mentholic herbs. Touches of wax, fresh thyme, stem ginger and a satisfyingly spicy bite. A dollop of water revealed oatmeal and a scent of damp earth and assor...


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SMWS 96.22 'Rocky road spice freakout' 2008 / 9 years old 59.1%

SMWS 96.22 'Rocky road spice freakout' 2008 / 9 years old 59.1%

Region: Highland

Strength: 59.1%

Volume: 700ml

$141.00

SMWS Tasting notes: The Panel noted oak polish, leather slippers, old cigar humidors and wood spices at first. Followed swiftly by many herbal qualities such as marjoram, thyme and cough syrup. Then rye bread and blood oranges as well. Reduction brought honeysuckle, gorse, strawberry laces, hessian and charred wood. The palate was equally robust...


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SMWS G15.5 'Murray finally serves an ace.' 2010 / 7 years old 58.5%

SMWS G15.5 'Murray finally serves an ace.' 2010 / 7 years old 58.5%

Region: Highland

Strength: 58.5%

Volume: 700ml

$129.00

SMWS Tasting notes: The panel found freshly cut red chillies on the nose at first. Followed by dusty, green wood, rosewater, artificial sweeteners, marzipan and coconut. Water affirmed the sweetness and gave up notes of talcum powder, strawberry milkshake and perfumed and rather intense note of smooshed foam shrimps. On the palate there were Cam...


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Talisker 10 years old 45.8%

Talisker 10 years old 45.8%

Region: Highland

Strength: 45.8%

Volume: 700ml

$98.50

This is the same reliable Talisker of old in a rather smart new bit of packaging. The only distillery on the Isle of Skye, Talisker produces a unique style of whisky, half way between a gentle, salty, smoky West Highland malt and something smokier from Islay. Robust and punchy, peat plays a leading role on the nose, backed up with honey, leather...


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Talisker 2007 Distillers Edition 45.8%

Talisker 2007 Distillers Edition 45.8%

Region: Highland

Strength: 45.8%

Volume: 700ml

$117.00

Talisker?s distinctive maritime single malt has been finished in Amororo sherry casks in this 2007 Distillers Edition. This has resulted in a richer spirit which boasts a fruity sweetness balanced perfectly with the familiar pepperiness of Talisker and it?s crisp, dry peat-smoke.


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The Deveron 12 years old 40%

The Deveron 12 years old 40%

Region: Highland

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

$81.00

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 ...


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Tomatin 'Gordon & MacPhail' Discovery 2007 / 2018 43%

Tomatin 'Gordon & MacPhail' Discovery 2007 / 2018 43%

Region: Highland

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

$99.20

Created from a small batch of ex-bourbon casks laid down at the Tomatin distillery in 2007, this new bottling captures the traditional American oak matured style from Tomatin. A soft and fresh scent of pear and vanilla start the nose, slightly floral (elderflower and apple blossom) and sweet. The palate is fruity - peach and banana with a lush m...


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Tomatin 'Legacy' Gift Pack 43%

Tomatin 'Legacy' Gift Pack 43%

Region: Highland

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

$74.00

The Tomatin distillery rather cleverly markets itself as the 'softer side to the Highland's, and this newly packaged expression called 'Legacy' demonstrates this well. Matured in ex-bourbon casks and virgin American oak barrels, this is sweet and soft all the way with notes of vanilla, marshmallow, candy sweetness and apple fruityness. This gift...


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Tomatin 12 years old 40%

Tomatin 12 years old 40%

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

Region: Highland

$78.00

Matured in a combination of ex-Bourbon barrels and sherry casks, the 12 year old Tomatin is soft, fruity and nutty. Aromas and hints of flavours of apple, pear are carried along an oily mouthfeel and lingering finish. A very gentle and pleasant Highland single malt from the Tomatin distillery.


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Tomatin 14 years old 46%

Tomatin 14 years old 46%

Region: Highland

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$104.00

Matured at the Tomatin distillery for 14 years, this new expression from the distillery was aged in old Tawny Port casks, giving the whisky a background of red berries and toffee, joining the classic fruity, nutty flavours found in Tomatin's whisky. While richer and more full bodied, it still retains its gentle soft nature.


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Tomatin 18 years old 46%

Tomatin 18 years old 46%

Region: Highland

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$155.00

The new Tomatin 18 year old is matured in a combination of casks, most importantly first-fill Oloroso sherry casks which contribute dark chocolate, dried fruit flavours and a drying, oaky-spiced aftertaste. Tomatin is always a soft and gentle dram, making this a great introduction to the complex flavours found in old Highland single malt whiskies.


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Tullibardine '225' Sauternes Finish 43%

Tullibardine '225' Sauternes Finish 43%

Region: Highland

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

$96.00

This Tullibardine has been finished (a secondary maturation) in French Sauternes casks which gives a distinct note of citrus, oranges and malty flavours. There are hints of milk chocolate and a suggestion of passionfruit in the finish.


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Tullibardine '228' Burgundy Finish 43%

Tullibardine '228' Burgundy Finish 43%

Region: Highland

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

$96.00

For about 12 months, Tullibardine Sovereign has been finished off in Chateau de Chassagne Montrachet Red Burgundy Casks, which are 228 litres in size. This creates a ruby colour to this whisky with vanilla, light chocolate flavours, a creamy richness and hints of red summer fruit.


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