Typically, “scotch” is a whiskey that is produced in Scotland according to a set of guidelines set forth by the Scotch Whisky Association. The main points of those guidelines are that all scotch must be:
Made in Scotland, on site at the listed distillery
Matured in oak casks for no less than three years
Containing no added substances (other than water and caramel coloring)
Labeled with an age that represents the youngest drop of alcohol in the bottle
Highland whiskies are a subset of scotch that is specifically made in the Highland region of Scotland, near Inverness and north of Glasgow. These spirits are typically lighter in flavor and have some floral, fruity aspects to the flavor profile.
This list catalogs all of the whiskey from this region that we have reviewed so far, ordered by rating and price.