What is the Highland region?

The Highland region is a "protected locality" for scotch whisky distilling as officially recognised in UK Government Legislation.

Where is the Highland region? 

The Highland region makes up the majority of the North of Scotland.  It does not include Speyside, which is now recognised as a whisky-producing region in its own right.  But, somewhat oddly, the area does includes certain lowland areas in the North-East of the country such as Banffshire and Aberdeenshire.

Are the Islands in the Highland region?

Yes, while sometimes recognised as a distinct sub-category, the Islands can be included within the categorisation of the Highland region.  The notable except to this is Islay, which is recognised as a scotch-producing region in its own right.  

What distilleries are in the Highland region?

With 37 active whisky distilleries currently operating in the Highland region, it is one of the most significant localities for scotch.  The full list includes:

  1. AnCnoc
  2. Aberfeldy
  3. Ardmore
  4. Balblair
  5. Ben Nevis
  6. Blair Athol
  7. Clynelish
  8. Dalmore
  9. Deanston
  10. Drumguish
  11. Edradour
  12. Glencadam
  13. Glen Deveron
  14. Glen Eden
  15. Glendronach
  16. Glenfoyle
  17. Glen Garioch
  18. Glengoyne
  19. Glenmorangie
  20. Singleton of Glen Ord
  21. Glenturret
  22. Knockdhu
  23. Loch Lomond
  24. Loch Morar
  25. Macphail
  26. McClelland
  27. Millburn
  28. Oban
  29. Old Fettercairn
  30. Old Pulteney
  31. Royal Brackla
  32. Royal Lochnagar
  33. The Singleton
  34. Teaninich
  35. Tullibardine
  36. Tomatin
  37. Wolfburn

What does Highland scotch taste like?

Highland whiskies tend to be full and robust, with big notes that can include peat, smoke, and sherry.  The flavour profile of Highland scotch also often includes wood spice, creating a well balanced sweet, smoky and spicy flavour.

Our single cask Highland whisky

We love working with a number of Highland distilleries, and have some great Highland whiskies; you can find the bottles we currently have available to buy here.