About Highland Single Malt Scotch

About Highland Single Malt Scotch
The Highlands consist of the portion of Scotland north of a line from Dundee on the North Sea coast in the east to Greenock on the Irish Sea in the west. Highland malt whiskies cover a broad spectrum of styles. They are generally aromatic, smooth and medium bodied, with palates that range from lushly complex to floral delicacy. The subregions of the Highlands include Speyside; the North, East and West Highlands.

Top Picks for Highland Single Malt Scotch

Highland Harvest Single Malt Scotch Whisky
93 points
Pale light gold color. Spicy aromas of black pepper, parsley, and cardamom with a satiny, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, intricate, long honeydew melon and smoked orange blossom honey finish. A fascinating, piquant single malt that offers intense notes of herbs and spices with laser precision.
93 points $77.75
Old Pulteney 15 Year Old North Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
92 points
Dark gold color. Aromas and flavors of golden biscuit with honey, white peach, salted pretzel, and watermelon rind with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-long finish revealing notes of ginger tea, lemongrass, marmalade, star anise, and shortbread. A lengthy and uplifting aperitif-style Whisky that will make stupendous highballs; a lively and joyous palate.
Glencadam The "Rather Delicate" 10 Year Highland Single Malt
89 points
Light gold color. Aromas of ripe tropical fruit, licorice, and nut brittle with a velvety, vibrant, dryish medium body and a warming, appealing, medium-length greek yogurt with apricots and honey, spiced apple chutney, toasted crumpets, and vanilla finish. A rich and fruity single malt that warms the soul.
Glencadam The "Rather Dignified" 15 Year Highland Single Malt
89 points
Light gold color. Aromas and flavors of pineapple cake, chalk, honey-wheat crackers, candied lemon peel, roasted pistachio, and butter cookies with a round, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, very long finish with notes of tropical tea, lemon curd, and clove finish. A bright, flavor-packed single malt that delights the palate with notes of luscious fruit and palate-coating toasty notes.
Highland Harvest Sauternes Barrel-Aged Single Malt Scotch Whisky
87 points
Pale golden amber color. Woody aromas of sandalwood, dried apples, lavender, lemongrass, and olives with a satiny, vibrant, dry medium body and a tingling, complex, medium-long gingerbread, orange marmalade, toasted almonds, and cardamom finish. An exotic, spicy single malt that intrigues the senses.
87 points $89.95
Tullibardine 12yo Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
86 points
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of lemon scone and buttercream with a satiny, crisp, dry light body and a graceful, swift finish that presents nuances of sourdough, cracked pepper, and hints of herbs. A gentle Highland Single Malt.