With no fewer than 47 distilleries spread across the Highlands and Islands, the Highland whisky region is by far Scotland's largest geographical whisky producing area. To call Highland whiskies diverse is an understatement: it boasts probably the widest array of styles, from rich and textured to fragrantly floral - these are whiskies that refuse to be pigeonholed.
In this region you'll find some of Scotland's oldest distilleries including Glenturret at Crieff and Balblair at Tain, and some of Scotland's newest, such as Isle of Raasay Distillery, Torabhaig Distillery on Skye and Ncn'ean Distillery by Lochaline.
Explore Highland distilleries and sample the region's distinctive malts and blends. You'll find some of whisky's most famous names here - and some of its most fiercely individual spirits.
Highland whiskies in a nutshell
- Number of distilleries: 47
- Oldest distillery: Glenturret (1775)
- Most popular distillery: Glenturret (Famous Grouse Experience)
- Flavour profile: fruity, sweet, spicy, malty