The Highlands cover the largest part of Scotland. The Highland also includes the Speyside Region.
The vast majority of the distilleries are located in this region. 50% of all the Scotch Malt whiskies are produced in the Speyside region alone.
Some of the leading - though incredibly diverse - Highland single malts are the complex Clynelish spirit from the east coast of Sutherland, Dalwhinnie, Royal Lochnagar, Glengoyne, Aberfeldy and Edradour.
Edradour has long prided itself on being Scotland's smallest distillery, and is situated near the popular Perthshire holiday town of Pitlochry.
Because the highland area is so large there is a wide variety in terms of the conditions that shapes the character of a single malt.