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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 176 PRODUCTS FROM THE Highlands REGION AVAILABLE TO SHIP TO Australia
FROOTBAT HAS 176 PRODUCTS FROM THE Highlands REGION AVAILABLE TO SHIP TO Australia
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Fine Oak 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Macallan Fine Oak 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$350.002 buying options
Fine Oak 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Macallan Fine Oak 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$899.001 buying option
25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Dalmore 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$1,499.902 buying options
Fine Oak 30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Macallan Fine Oak 30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$4,499.001 buying option
1824 Series No. 6 in Lalique Single Malt Whisky
The Macallan 1824 Series No. 6 in Lalique Single Malt Whisky 700ml Bottle
$6,600.001 buying option
Fine Oak 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Macallan Fine Oak 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$2,300.001 buying option
18 Year Old Sherry Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Macallan 18 Year Old Sherry Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$649.003 buying options
1824 Series M Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Macallan 1824 Series M Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Decanter
$8,499.001 buying option
21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenfarclas 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$139.9913 buying options
21 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Aberfeldy 21 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$239.954 buying options
1824 Series Amber Single Malt Whisky
The Macallan 1824 Series Amber Single Malt Whisky 700ml Bottle
$110.001 buying option
The Original 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenmorangie The Original 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Bottle
$80.002 buying options
14 Year Old Single Mat Scotch Whisky
Clynelish 14 Year Old Single Mat Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$93.991 buying option
Dornoch Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenmorangie Dornoch Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$139.992 buying options
12 Year Old Caledonia Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Edradour 12 Year Old Caledonia Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$109.953 buying options
14 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Oban 14 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$89.902 buying options
Select Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Macallan Select Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$16,999.001 buying option
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
$115.001 buying option
Fior Limited Release Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Fettercairn Fior Limited Release Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$109.953 buying options
10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glen Deveron 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$69.992 buying options
Torfa Richly Peated Single Malt Scotch Whsky
Glenglassaugh Torfa Richly Peated Single Malt Scotch Whsky 700ml Bottle
$94.959 buying options
22 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
anCnoc 22 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$229.951 buying option
18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Loch Lomond 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$119.954 buying options
1824 Series Sienna Single Malt Whisky
The Macallan 1824 Series Sienna Single Malt Whisky 700ml Bottle
$169.804 buying options
25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenfarclas 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$189.996 buying options
20 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Tullibardine 20 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$148.742 buying options
Inchmurrin 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Inchmurrin Inchmurrin 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$189.951 buying option
25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glengoyne 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$600.002 buying options
21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glengoyne 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$229.002 buying options
25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Dalmore 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$1,449.002 buying options
Fine Oak 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Macallan Fine Oak 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$99.907 buying options
Loch Lomond 12 Year Old Organic Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Da Mhile Loch Lomond 12 Year Old Organic Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$89.951 buying option
Aged 25 Years Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Dalwhinnie Aged 25 Years Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$650.003 buying options
Distillers Edition Double Matured Muscat Cask Wood Single Malt Scotch
Royal Lochnagar Distillers Edition Double Matured Muscat Cask Wood Single Malt Scotch 700ml Bottle
$124.951 buying option
Evolution Ex-Tennessee Cask Matured Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenglassaugh Evolution Ex-Tennessee Cask Matured Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$97.005 buying options
225 Sauternes Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Tullibardine 225 Sauternes Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$80.742 buying options
Original Stroma Malt Whisky Liqueur
Old Pulteney Original Stroma Malt Whisky Liqueur 500ml Bottle
$45.001 buying option
Revival Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenglassaugh Revival Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$79.956 buying options
15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$78.903 buying options
Cu Bocan Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Tomatin Cu Bocan Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$99.001 buying option
Teaninich 17 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Manager's Dram Teaninich 17 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$549.001 buying option
Clipper Commemorative Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Old Pulteney Clipper Commemorative Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$109.991 buying option
1824 Series Reflexion Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Macallan 1824 Series Reflexion Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$1,850.003 buying options
Little Bay Small Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Oban Little Bay Small Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$109.954 buying options
Cigar Malt Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$127.497 buying options
Royal Brackla Connoisseurs Choice 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Gordon & MacPhail Royal Brackla Connoisseurs Choice 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch 700ml Bottle
$169.951 buying option
12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Dalmore 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$97.901 buying option
1824 Series Estate Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Macallan 1824 Series Estate Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$395.001 buying option
Timorous Beastie Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laings Timorous Beastie Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Bottle
$110.001 buying option
Amber Maple & Pecan Flavored Single Malt Scotch Whisky Liqueur
The Macallan Amber Maple & Pecan Flavored Single Malt Scotch Whisky Liqueur 700ml Bottle
$699.001 buying option
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