Highlands Single Malt Whisky

As the largest whisky region in Scotland, the Highland region houses over 30 whisky distilleries. Traditionally, it’s said that Highland whiskies have a fruity, floral, and oaky character. But nowadays, Highland whiskies have an extremely broad flavor spectrum. Peaty to sweet to floral, it all can be found in the Highlands. Let’s look at our selection!

Reviewed by the valued members of Whiskybase.

Glendronach 12-year-old

Glendronach 12-year-old

84.17 / 100 Overall rating

2856 Votes & 257 Notes

Average price € 48.75
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Available in 52 online shops

“Although I did not want it, I'm pleasantly surprised
if the 12er also holds no great secrets
he can keep up well with others of his age
and has a pleasant spice combined with fresh sweetness
a nice all day dram
for those who enjoy it” Read more

Oban 14-year-old

Oban 14-year-old

81.53 / 100 Overall rating

2152 Votes & 258 Notes

Average price € 63.40
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Available in 19 online shops

“Representing the West Highlands in Diageo's Classic Malts of Scotland, Oban 14 features a mineral and slightly salty character. The aroma is both engaging and complex with juicy blood oranges, toffee, fresh tobacco and a lovely coastal touch…” Read more

Dalwhinnie 15-year-old

Dalwhinnie 15-year-old

80.99 / 100 Overall rating

2111 Votes & 325 Notes

Average price € 43.82
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Available in 44 online shops

“We do not want to become a malt snob, do we? Never lose appreciation of a simple but honest classic! Known as 'the honey malt', Dalwhinnie 15 is a great choice for beginners to set out on their whisky journey. Notes of heather, green pears…” Read more

Clynelish 14-year-old

Clynelish 14-year-old

84.95 / 100 Overall rating

1881 Votes & 232 Notes

Average price € 52.49
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Available in 49 online shops

“Known for its waxiness, Clynelish 14 is a Highland Single Malt primarily matured in ex-bourbon casks. Scotch mist gives an indication that it is non-chill filtered. Creamy honey, candle wax and lemon juice are prominent on the nose, while rich…” Read more

Glenmorangie 10-year-old

Glenmorangie 10-year-old

79.97 / 100 Overall rating

1470 Votes & 257 Notes

Average price € 35.75
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Available in 23 online shops

“There must be some batch variation here judging by the scores, I also think some people are too harsh on Glenmorangie 10 year, it is almost fashionable to knock its quality these days, I have got this at 88 points before now and having some…” Read more

Edradour 12-year-old

Edradour 12-year-old

84.33 / 100 Overall rating

1083 Votes & 137 Notes

Average price € 69.62
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Available in 20 online shops

“The 83 points here do this whisky wrong imo. But with 700 Votes there may be lots of cognac or rum fans voting too.

N: lovely oranges, apples, honey, chocolate ( medium dark), some spices and roasted nuts it's all embedded in the typical…” Read more

Glen Garioch 12-year-old

Glen Garioch 12-year-old

83.20 / 100 Overall rating

1009 Votes & 129 Notes

Average price € 44.12
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Available in 21 online shops

“A great representation of an older style of single malts, with its very subtle peat and bold, slightly challenging, complexity. Without water, the malt quietly lingers on the palate for a long time. A bit of water sweetens the nose and palate…” Read more

Old Pulteney 12-year-old

Old Pulteney 12-year-old

80.83 / 100 Overall rating

956 Votes & 139 Notes

Average price € 45.24
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Available in 3 online shops

“As coastal malt from the Northern Highlands, Old Pulteney 12 is unlike many other whiskies: it's not made to be 'pleasant'. What you get is a demanding flavor profile, strength of character and a real personality. On the nose, there is a complex…” Read more

Old Pulteney 17-year-old

Old Pulteney 17-year-old

86.86 / 100 Overall rating

949 Votes & 104 Notes

Average price € 95.10
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Available in 4 online shops

“This bottle is always on my shelf. That basically says it all. The PLV is ideal for everyone who values good craftsmanship. House whisky. PS. he needs time in the glass.” Read more

Dalmore 12-year-old

Dalmore 12-year-old

80.66 / 100 Overall rating

945 Votes & 117 Notes

Average price € 58.49
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Available in 12 online shops

“Oh well. With only 40% ABV, heavy chill-filtration and added colorant, the presentation of Dalmore 12 could hardly be any worse. A shiny plastic stag alone does not make a good Single Malt! The nose, which is still the best part of the experience…” Read more


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