The Scottish Highlands are home to various distilleries making disparate styles of single malt. From the maritime malts of Oban and Pulteney to the light, citrussy Glernmorangie and the dry complexity of Glen Ord, there's something for everyone here. Read More »
A relaunch in fancy packaging for Burn Stewart's Deanston single malt, previously famous as the whisky used in the much-missed Wallace whisky liqueur. Trivia snitched from the Malt Whisky Yearbook: Deanston is the only distillery in Scotland that is self-sustaining for electricity, being equipped with a dam and a turbine.
An award winning Eastern Highland malt that was almost unknown until it was bought by Bacardi in 1998, Aberfeldy's main claim to fame is as the heart of the excellent Dewar's blend. Clean and polished malt with a touch of honey and spice.
A favourite of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, being conveniently situated close by Balmoral Castle. Royal Lochnagar was originally a key ingredient in VAT 69, but most production is now for single malts.
A 12 year old whisky bottled under the Inchmurrin label, a lightly peated whisky produced at the Loch Lomond distillery. This is part of the 2013 relaunch of their range, produced to show off the variety of whiskies they make.
Dalwhinnie 15yo is a good introduction to the delights of single malt whisky - elegant, smooth and medium-bodied with a light, fruity palate and a whiff of heather on the finish. Part of Diageo's Classic Malt range.
A 1999 vintage Glenturret from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Macphail's Collection. This was distilled in the same year that current (as of 2013) owners Edrington bought the holding company of the distillery for over £600m. This has notes of cherry and nuts.
The replacement for the old 12yo as the distillery's standard bottling, Glenturret 10yo has a deliciously rich, fruity character. You can see why Famous Grouse is so successful with Glenturret as its backbone.
The peated release of Loch Lomond was launched in 2008 by popular demand. Home to a cooperage, malt distillery and a grain distillery (which produces the best selling Glen's Vodka), Loch Lomond is a multi functioning site. This has notes of soft fruit and is hugely peated.
A 1999 vintage Dalmore under the Connoisseurs Choice label of independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail. The distillery gained notoriety in 2002 when a 62 year old release became the most expensive bottle of whisky sold up to that point, at just over £25,000.
Clynelish is the successor to the now-silent Brora, built opposite the original distillery and producing a top-quality rich, smoky dram. One of the best entry-level proprietary bottlings available from any distillery.
A 20cl bottle of Glengoyne's 21 year old sherry matured whisky. Noticeably deeper than younger expressions, with delicious rich fruity and oaky notes - the darker colour and long finish are testament to the extra years in the sherrywood.