Highland Whiskey

Highland whisky for sale NZ

A diverse range of distillery styles can be found in this extensive region, stretching from the Glasgow commuter belt to the Pentland Firth, and from the fertile east coast to the rugged west, this large region has a rich array of distillery styles. It’s surprising to find out that a specific scotch whisky originated in the distillery where a particular scotch whisky originated.

 

Highland Park 30 Year Old Scotch Whisky : The Whisky Exchange

 

Historically, scotch whisky was only available as a blend-wine, and spirits merchants would buy bulk whisky from distilleries and then blend them together, branding the product as their own and producing it for sale. Alexander Murray & Company Ltd, a bottling company in Scotland that collaborates with Costco, Walmart, and Total Wine to produce a private-label version of whisky specifically for their stores. I like the prospect of a sherry-finished scotch whisky, and there are some darn good ones on the market. The Highlands and Islands also produce distinctive smoky whiskies that stand as tall as any peat monster from Islay. Though both styles are smoky, Highland peated whisky is a different breed than Islay’s, based on the peat. The peat in the Highlands is brimming with trees, grasses, and cold winters in Islay; the peat in Islay is all about the sea soaking into the soil and the grasses and botanicals that grow across the island. The smoke produced by the peat in these regions is just different. With the smallest spritz of orange oils, there’s a rash of fresh Granny Smith apples on the nose next to Honey Nut Cheerios made from fresh oats and dipped in real honey. With a hint of old, soft leather, and dried heather, the sip slowly fades into smoked dried apple tobacco with a hint of old, soft leather, and dried heather. Southern for the few remaining distilleries in the Highlands; Western for the few scattered along the Hebridean coast above Inverness; Eastern for the few remaining distilleries along the coast either side of Aberdeen; and Central for the remaining cluster, mainly in Perthshire; Southern for the remaining cluster, mostly in Perthshire, is the easiest way to subdivide the geographically dissimilar 30 surviving distilleries in the Highlands; Western for the few scattered along the coast; and Western for the southern Highland Line; Ardnamurchan’s new visitor center is unlikely to bet for passing trade, owing to the long road to its remote location in Glenbeg, but the other two Western Highland distilleries have more effective transportation links: Oban’s maritime fruitiness and Ben Nevis’ muscly spiciness. The eastern coast north of Inverness is a hotbed of whisky individuality. Once there were 70 or so distilleries within its boundaries; now there are only six distilleries in the Central Highlands as a whole

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