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Highlands Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Highlands, Scotland
The Highlands is Scotland’s largest whisky region. Boasting a huge range of characters, from rich and deep to citrusy and floral, the Highlands offer a libra ry of flavour sensations and, naturally, some of whisky’s most historical and famous names.
Stretching from the outer suburbs of Glasgow to the Pentland Firth and from the Atlantic east coast to the rural west, the Highlands of Scotland vast is home to a variety of distillery styles, all with their own unique and celebrated character.

Geography of the Highland Malt Whisky Producing Areas

Anything that's located north of the (imaginary) line between Glasgow and Edinburgh is considered to be part of the Highlands of Scotland.

The sub-division of the Highlands whisky producing areas is pretty easy to follow. The area north of Speyside - which is a separate, standalone whisky region - is called the Northern Highlands while the area to the east of Speyside is called the Eastern Highlands. The Western Highlands can be found west of Speyside while the Southern Highlands are located to its south. Only 8% of Scotch is kept as single malt, the other 92% is used for blending.

Character of Highland Malt Whisky

Northern Highland Malt Whisky

The character of a general Northern Highland Malt Whisky is loud, sweet and malty. Including the Dalmore, Glen Ord and Old Pulteney, the whiskies from this region are
fragrant with plenty of complexity, with a dry sweetness on the palate. However, there's increasingly some variety in the Northern Highlands whiskies, especially with more and more distillers using modern production techniques.

Some distilleries are finishing part of their whisky in exotic casks. Others heavily peat some of their malted barley to offer variants on their classic bottlings that have not been seen before.

Eastern Highlands Malt Whisky

Sadly, over half of the distilleries in the Eastern Highlands have been closed over the last few decades. Today, only Fettercairn, Glencadam, Glen Garioch and (Royal) Lochnagar are still in active use.

The typical traits of Eastern Highland malts: is a reasonably fruity character with elements of malt and oil.

Southern Highland Malt Whisky

Including the distilleries of Blair Athol and Aberfeldy, Midlands whiskies are considered by many a mixture of Highland and Lowland characteristics.

Where to Start with Highland Malt Whisky

With a range of offerings from areas differing markedly in style, it can be hard to know where to start with Highland malt whisky. Below are some of our personal recommendations from the offerings of this varied, historic and interesting Scottish region:
FROOTBAT HAS 173 PRODUCTS FROM THE Highlands REGION AVAILABLE TO SHIP TO United States
FROOTBAT HAS 173 PRODUCTS FROM THE Highlands REGION AVAILABLE TO SHIP TO United States
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Fine Oak 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Macallan Fine Oak 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$99.9530 buying options
Fine Oak 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Macallan Fine Oak 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$475.9912 buying options
25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Dalmore 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$1,155.5414 buying options
The Nectar d'Or Sauternes Cask Extra Matured 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenmorangie The Nectar d'Or Sauternes Cask Extra Matured 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$56.9547 buying options
1824 Series Rare Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Macallan 1824 Series Rare Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$219.999 buying options
Virgin Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glen Garioch Virgin Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$105.589 buying options
1824 Series M Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Macallan 1824 Series M Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Decanter
$4,199.9915 buying options
17 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Old Pulteney 17 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$61.9914 buying options
18 Year Old Sherry Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Macallan 18 Year Old Sherry Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$239.9918 buying options
Clipper Commemorative Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Old Pulteney Clipper Commemorative Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$47.991 buying option
A Peaty Tang Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Tomintoul A Peaty Tang Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$39.978 buying options
21 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Aberfeldy 21 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$149.9914 buying options
14 Year Old Single Mat Scotch Whisky
Clynelish 14 Year Old Single Mat Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$59.994 buying options
Old Pulteney 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & MacPhail Old Pulteney 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$155.992 buying options
Lalique 55 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Macallan Lalique 55 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Decanter
$225,000.001 buying option
40 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Macallan 40 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$29,000.001 buying option
10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speyburn 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$18.9923 buying options
14 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Oban 14 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$66.998 buying options
The Original 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenmorangie The Original 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$26.9936 buying options
35 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glengoyne 35 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$2,999.992 buying options
25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenfarclas 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$139.997 buying options
Sovereign Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Tullibardine Sovereign Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$39.8814 buying options
12 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Aberfeldy 12 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$29.9929 buying options
12 Year Old Caledonia Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Edradour 12 Year Old Caledonia Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$105.991 buying option
Lalique 60 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Macallan Lalique 60 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Decanter
$115,000.001 buying option
The Lasanta Sherry Cask Extra Matured Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenmorangie The Lasanta Sherry Cask Extra Matured Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$44.9926 buying options
Royal Brackla Connoisseurs Choice 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Gordon & MacPhail Royal Brackla Connoisseurs Choice 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch 750ml Bottle
$99.9715 buying options
15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glengoyne 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$69.993 buying options
The Quinta Ruban Port Cask Extra Matured Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenmorangie The Quinta Ruban Port Cask Extra Matured Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$44.9918 buying options
Special Reserve Single Malt Scoth Whisky
Glen Ranoch Special Reserve Single Malt Scoth Whisky 750ml Bottle
$21.992 buying options
Glenturret 27 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Adelphi Glenturret 27 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$300.001 buying option
12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glengoyne 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$50.995 buying options
Loch Lomond 12 Year Old Organic Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Da Mhile Loch Lomond 12 Year Old Organic Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$27.9912 buying options
Bourbon Cask Double Cask Matured Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Grangestone Bourbon Cask Double Cask Matured Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$19.981 buying option
Limited Edition 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Oban Limited Edition 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$92.9927 buying options
Revival 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The GlenDronach Revival 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$81.995 buying options
Virgin Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Deanston Virgin Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$24.9918 buying options
Amber Maple & Pecan Flavored Single Malt Scotch Whisky Liqueur
The Macallan Amber Maple & Pecan Flavored Single Malt Scotch Whisky Liqueur 750ml Bottle
$77.996 buying options
12 Year Old Sherry Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Macallan 12 Year Old Sherry Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$46.009 buying options
20 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Tullibardine 20 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$138.986 buying options
Inchmurrin 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Inchmurrin Inchmurrin 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$129.973 buying options
Exceptional Single Cask 2017/ESB-8841/03 Single Malt Scotch
The Macallan Exceptional Single Cask 2017/ESB-8841/03 Single Malt Scotch 750ml Bottle
$4,299.992 buying options
12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Deanston 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$46.9816 buying options
21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenfarclas 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$99.9815 buying options
Legacy Lightly Peated Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Ardmore Legacy Lightly Peated Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$35.999 buying options
Fine Oak 17 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Macallan Fine Oak 17 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$209.9926 buying options
Allardice 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The GlenDronach Allardice 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$134.9916 buying options
Bradan Orach Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speyburn Bradan Orach Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$16.999 buying options
18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Dalmore 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$194.992 buying options
27 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Tomintoul 27 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$299.991 buying option
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