Uisge Beatha ~ the water of life ~ Whisky
It really is "the water of life".
At The Highlander Inn we are committed to ensure that one of Scotland's greatest products and exports should be truly celebrated for it's diversity, quality and it's unique ability to bring people of all nations and creeds together in a sense of well-being and camaradarie.
While our selection of whiskies may not be the biggest (although we do have over 400), it is one of the most diverse in terms of age, distillery, bottlers, nose and taste. Add to this the atmosphere in the bar created by a real mixture of locals and visitors to the area, talking to each other and sharing experiences.
Surely this is the REAL way to experience and enjoy Single Malt Whisky?
We have a small, professional and friendly team looking after you in the Whisky Bar and Club Room, headed up by Billy Shanks, with Eva Cumming - Bar supervisior, we have Freya Middleherst, Chloe Hockney, Micheal Laing, Leah Cumming, Grace Stewart and Rachael Wright-Forsyth with us also working on bar and food service.
Just some of our malt whiskies from around the world.
Some years ago we acquired the complete set of 26 bottles of the "Flora & Fauna"
range of single malts, bottled at 43.0% alcohol by volume, produced by UDV / Diageo.
It is on permanent display in the bar and is dedicated to the memory of 2 close friends of the Highlander Inn:
Jakub Ivanov, our working colleague since April 2006 who tragically passed away on Wednesday 22 August 2007 as the result of a car accident, and Michael Jackson, the world's best known ~ and most respected ~ whisky and beer writer, who was a good friend, who died so suddenly after a heart attack on Thursday 30 August 2007.
This series was originally nick-named "flora & fauna" by Michael because of the label designs. The name stuck and the range has always been known since as the "Flora & Fauna" series.