Highland single malts are single malt Scotch whiskies produced in the Highland region of Scotland.
Scotland’s largest whisky region boasts a dizzying array of styles, from rich and textured to fragrantly floral, as befits an ever-changing landscape of coastline, moor and mountain.
Even without the famed Speyside enclave, you’ll find some of whisky’s most famous names here – and some of its most fiercely individual spirits.
Highland Whisky categorization includes the whiskies produced on the islands around the perimeter of Scotland (the Island single malts), except for Islay (see Islay whisky).
Incongruously, the area also includes certain lowland areas in the North-East of the country such as Banffshireand Aberdeenshire.
Highland Whisky is a “protected locality” for Scotch Whisky distilling under UK Government legislation.