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The Highlands is the largest region in Scotland. It covers the entire northwest part of the country, touching on Speyside to its east. Because of the sheer size of the Highlands, there is a big range in styles produced. The whiskies tend to be very rich and full-bodied, but vary in smoky characteristics. All Scotch is produced from malted barley, and sometimes this is roasted over peat smoke prior to fermentation, which gives it that smoky edge. Sometimes the source of the water used in production comes from naturally peaty soils, and this too can impart slightly smoky flavors. Ultimately, to peat or not to peat is up to the discretion of the producer. The smoky characteristics of Highland Scotch tend not to be as pungent and forward as those from Islay, however, more like sweet tobacco or barbecue smoke.

 
Highland whiskies are primarily single malts, which means they are produced from a single grain (here it is barley), and a single distillery, produced from vats of batches in the same year Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

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  • Chardonnay

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • Merlot

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  • Syrah

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  • Saturday night was lots of fun in Washington DC - we had a wonderful pizza at ... a cocktail and a Virginia Highland whiskey.  Today however, after watching our grandkids for 4 hours, we just opened a nice Duckhorn Cabernet Franc.  The bottle mentions hints of dark cherry, red raspberry and red currant, along with some tobacco and graphite too... Read More

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  • We did a whisky tasting last night.  There were three whiskeys to ... to ... to taste:  Glenmorangie Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (12-year aging), Copper Fox Rye Whisky, and Wasmund's Single Malt Whisky.  This was a blind tasting for Sandra but I knew which was which.  Sandra thought the best one was A (the two glasses on the left). This... Read More

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  • Macallan Cask 2352 Adephi Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky 12yearold 1998

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    Wine review by Avidmatt


  • Good luck at your fancy dinner. If you are having beef or steak I would be ... ... to Orkney and did a tour of Highland Park distillery at the end of which we were served a dram.I bought a 500ml bottle for my father in their shop but in the hotel I ordered another glass of Highland Park and in the morning went back to the shop and bought a lit... Read More

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  • Mrs Walker's Drumgray Highland Cream Liqueur

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    Bought some of this on a trip to Scotland. Enjoyed some with friends while on the trip. HAD to bring some home! It really does blow Bailey's out of the water!! Read More

    Wine review by sas1957


  • Macallan Cask 2352 Adephi Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky 12yearold 1998

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    Wine review by ambersea


  • Dalwhinnie Scotch 15year NV

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  • Dalmore Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky 12yearold

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  • Oban Western Highlands Single Malt Scotch Whisky 18 Year Old NV

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