From: Near Paris
None in the highland scotch category?
Actually Speyside is in the Highlands, so Glenfarclas is a Highland scotch. It's true that Speyside is typically kind of put off on its own, primarily because there are just so many whiskies there, but don't tell a Speyside resident that he's not a Highlander!
All that being said, of non-Speyside Highland whiskies I have a certain softness for Dalmore, which is a fine whisky but is particularly dear to me because of a simply wonderful distillery tour I did there long ago. I do like Oban as well (one of the few whiskies distilled in what might be called a city) and of course, there's Glenmorangie (which is, by the way, the most widely drunk single malt in Scotland). The thing with Glengmorangie is that they have so many different expressions it's difficult to classify the whisky as a whole, aside from the typical Glenmorangie feel to them (which is primarily a function of the local water's high calcium content). They have been very influential, though, in experimenting with different finishes and have done a lot to add variety to Scottish whisky practices. The distillery tour is a bit touristy, though.
I'd point out that perhaps my favorite distillery to visit is Jura. Nobody goes all the way to Jura to visit and they're quite pleased when you do. It's also a fascinating, rugged island. Well worth the trip.
< Message edited by SaintEx -- 5/19/2019 10:51:20 AM >