Geographically the Highlands is by far the biggest region in Scotland, with some 25 malt distilleries from Loch Lomond to Wick and from Brechin to Oban. new distilleries mentioned on the right will expand that geographical spread. So it is convenient to break it down into sub-divisions.
Given the geographical diversity it is hardly surprising that the whiskies are equally diverse, though not much evidence of peated whisky.
Page updated 05/11/2017
New Highland Distilleries.
Independent bottler, Adelphi (named after a long closed distillery in Glasgow), have now built a new Distillery near their headquarters in Glenborrodale on the remote Ardnamurchan peninsula. The peninsula includes the most westerly point on the British mainland (Corrachadh Mòr) and is far from easy to access by road.
Construction is complete and the first spirit has been distilled (on 25th January 2013) at what is now the mainland's most northerly distillery - Wolfburn in Thurso. The distillery site is close to a previous distillery of the same name which operated between 1821 and 1850. Strathearn, who describe themselves as probably Scotland's smallest distillery, began production in 2013. Both Strathearn and Wolfburn have now released their first whiskies. More distilleries are planned - see new projects page.
Ben Wyvis (c - for now)
Glen Albyn (d)
Glen Esk (c)
Glen Mhor (d)
Glenury Royal (d)
North Port (d)