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 sweet and rounded 15 year old dram from Glengoyne, made using air dried barley and about as unsmoky as a whisky can get. It's a rich mix of 1st fill sherry and bourbon matured whisky, rounded out with some refill casks.
This organic expression of 12 year old whisky from Loch Lomond was a limited release in 2013. Certified by the Soil Association, this was one of the last bottlings to be released under Sandy Bulloch's ownership before the distillery was sold to the Loch Lomond Group in March 2014.
Relaunched in 2011, Glenmorangie's sauternes-finished Nectar d'Or is now proudly boasting a prominent age statement that wasn't there before, proclaiming it to be 12 years old. Give it a couple of years and it'll be growing a weedy moustache on its top lip. IWSC 2012 Gold Medal Winner
Added to the distillery's core range in 2014, Tomatin 14 year old is aged in Bourbon barrels before being finished for a year in Port pipes. The first release from the distillery to be finished in this wood, it's fruity with a slight nuttiness.
A limited edition bottling from anCnoc, produced in collaboration with Scottish artist and designer Peter Arkle. This second edition has been matured in a combination of American and European oak casks, as selected by distillery manager Gordon Bruce.
The third (fourth if you include Travel Retail exclusives) bottling as part of the collaboration between Knockdhu distillery and Scottish designer/artist Peter Arkle. A vatting of Spanish ex-sherry butts and American ex-bourbon barrels, bottled non-chillfiltered with natural colour at 46%.
The fourth limited edition bottling as part of the ongoing collaboration between Scottish designer/artist Peter Arkle and Knockdhu distillery where AnCnoc is produced. This is a combination of whiskies aged in sherry butts and bourbon barrels.
Glengoyne is one of the only Scottish whiskies to be distilled from completely unpeated malt - the malt is allowed to dry naturally before fermentation and distillation begin, resulting in an elegant, medium-bodied style.
Formerly only available in travel retail this is a no-age-statement release from Old Pulteney that replaces the earlier WK209. They've called it "Isabella Fortuna" after the last drifter boat still in Wick harbour - if you stand at the top of the hill by the distillery you can almost see it.
Old Pulteney Clipper commemorates the completion of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14, of which the distillery were the sponsors. Aged in both bourbon and sherry casks, this is a classic maritime whisky.
A limited edition fully sherry-cask-matured expression of Tomatin's Cù Bòcan, named after the mythical hellhound who has stalked the residents of the village of Tomatin for centuries. A rich and fruity, peated Speysider.
A 2002 vintage whisky from popular Distillers Edradour. This whisky was aged for just under 9 years in a hogshead, before being finished for a little over 18 monmths in a Marsala Cask. Bottled at cask strength at the age of 11 years.
A wine finished entry in Edradour's Straight from the Cask series, spending just under 2 years in a Burgundy cask before bottling. The spirit was distilled on 26th March 2002 and stayed in a hogshead until 28th February 2011, when it was transferred to a Burgundy hogshead until bottling on 20th February 2014.