The largest region that at one time had 4 regions North, South, East & West, sadly a number of distilleries closed across the highlands back in the early 1980’s-early 1990’s decimating the industry not only the highlands but right across Scotland, with the loss of so many a 4 region category was unnecessary. The taste range of Middle palate fruity & soft tones with some aromatic floral tones from the inland highlands to the more tangy coastal malts from the north east Coastal distilleries make malts from this region very accessible to both seasoned malt fans to those just starting out.