With no fewer than 47 distilleries spread across the Highlands and islands, this region is by far Scotland's largest geographical whisky producing area. The region probably boasts the widest array of styles and is home to some of whisky’s most famous names.
Visit Scotland has an excellent interactive map showing the distilleries :
Clynelish Distillery in Brora is newly renovated and offers guided tours and tastings. https://www.malts.com/en-row/distilleries/clynelish/
Dalmore distillery and Old Putney are also close by and are suitable for half day or day trips.
Whisky and gin tastingat the Carnegie Whisky Cellars, Dornoch. Always a memorable experience, the team here are a hoot to spend an evening with and know more about whisky and gin than you will be able to remember. http://www.thecarnegiecourthouse.co.uk/whisky-cellars/tasting-rooms/