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Scotch Whisky, known worldwide as "Scotch" is an umbrella term for any of the following whisky varieties produced in Scotland; Single Malt, Blended Malt, Single Grain, Blended Grain and Blended (Malt & Grain) Whisky.

In terms of an official definition, Scotch Whisky must be at least 40% ABV, it must be distilled to a maximum strength of 94.8% ABV, it must be wholly matured in an excise warehouse in Scotland for at least 3 years and the cask that the whisky is  matured in must not exceed a capacity of 700 litres. In addition, if an age statement is present on the bottle or label, every spirit within that bottle must be at the very least, the age stated. This is the case with all varieties of Scotch Whisky.

Traditionally, Scotland was divided into four distinct whisky producing regions, each with their own characterisitc styles and flavours.

These were;

  • Highlands
  • Lowlands
  • Islay
  • Campbeltown

The Scotch Whisky Association now recognises an additional region which lies within the Highland region, called Speyside. It is an area that encompasses the Spey river valley in the north east of the country and is home to just under half of Scotland's working distilleries.

In addition to this, a further but unofficial region exists in the form of "The Islands" with whiskies such as Scapa, Highland Park, Talisker, Arran and Tobermory hailing from this region. Technically however, The Islands are part of the Highland region.

Therefore the regions are as follows;

  • Highlands
  • Lowlands
  • Islay
  • Campbeltown
  • Speyside
  • Islands (Unoffical, part of the Highlands)

 

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  • Arran 23 Year Old - Drumadoon Point -The Explorers Series - Release 4 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 49.5%

    Arran 23 Year Old - Drumadoon Point -The Explorers Series - Release 4 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky The Arran Explorers Series is a collection of limited edition expressions of The Arran Single Malt. Each edition celebrates the outstanding scenic beauty and diversity of nature on the Isle of Arran. …

     
    £145.00 inc. VAT
  • Arran Amarone Cask Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 50%

    The nose has aromas of poached pears and honey which are followed by toasted almonds. The palate is fruity with dark chocolate, cherry and Turkish delight flavours. Muscular notes of dark plum and bitter-sweet apricots. The finish is well balanced.

     
    £46.99 inc. VAT
  • Arran Sherry Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 55.8%

    Arran Sherry Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Already proving to be a staff favourite! Matured in some of the finest Sherry casks available to the whisky industry. A return to the style of some of the earliest Arran Single Malt, which was mostly matured in Sherry casks. Fully matured for 7 years in…

     
    £54.99 inc. VAT
  • Arran Barrel Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 43%

    Arran Barrel Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky. A fresh entry into the new core range, 100% matured in first-fill Bourbon Barrels, combining casks at 7 - 8 years old with older casks to create a fresh and vibrant introduction to Arran Single Malt. Natural colour and non - chill filtered. Tasting …

     
    £32.99 inc. VAT
  • Arran James MacTaggart Master of Distilling Series Single Malt Scotch Whisky "The Man with the Golden Glass"

    Island - 70cl / 51.8%

    MASTER OF DISTILLING II THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GLASS. SPECIAL RELEASE OF 12 YEAR-OLD ARRAN MALT In 2019, Master Distiller James MacTaggart celebrates his 12th anniversary at the Isle of Arran Distillery.This elegant and luxurious expression of the Arran Malt has been skilfully created by James …

     
    £74.99 inc. VAT
  • Arran Smugglers Series " The Exciseman " Volume III Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 56.8%

    SMUGGLERS’ SERIES VOL. III ‘THE EXCISEMAN’ The conclusion of the series. The Smugglers’ Series pays homage to the rich history of illicit distillation on the Isle of Arran in the 18th and 19th centuries. Limited Edition of 8,700 Bottles Worldwide, bottled at Natural Cask Strength 56.8% ab…

     
    £250.00 inc. VAT
  • Arran Machrie Moor Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 46%

    On the west coast of the Isle of Arran lies a windswept and mystical peat bog called Machrie Moor. Bronze Age stone circles and standing stones are strewn across its barren, undulating terrain. One of the stone circles is known as Fingal’s Cauldron Seat, where sits a stone with a carved hole. The…

     
    £46.99 inc. VAT
  • Arran Machrie Moor Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 56.2%

    Image for illustration purposes only. Arran Machrie Moor Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky The classic fresh Arran Single Malt character with a puff of peat smoke. This Single Malt produced at Lochranza Distillery is some of the original, very first peated Single Malt  produced on the islan…

     
    £49.99 inc. VAT
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