A Guide to Scotch Whisky Regions - Highlands
The Highlands of Scotland are an evocative place.
The name conjures up images of rugged mountains, heather coated moorlands, and exposed coasts. Unlike some of the other Scotch whisky regions, Highland whisky distilleries are spread far and wide across this vast region and can be found in some of Scotland’s most remote locations.
Famous names of the Scotch whisky world rub shoulders with undiscovered whisky gems, many of which grew out of illegal distillation in the 1700s and early-1800s. Illicit producers were rife during this time due to many places being inaccessible to the tax man and authorities.