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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.
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;
- Islands (Unoffical, part of the Highlands)
Auchentoshan 21 Year Old - 1997 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Old Malt Cask - Hunter Laing - Cask# 15754
Lowland - 70cl / 50%
Auchentoshan 21 Year Old Vintage 1997 Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Old Particular Single Cask Bottling. Distilled: May 1997 and bottled March 2019 One of 249 bottles from a refill hogshead. Cask# 15764 Nose : Lemon drops, red berries and toffee. Palate : Apples, custardand biscuit notes.…
Auchentoshan 21 Year Old Vintage 1997 Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Old Particular Single Cask Bottling - Cask# 12805
Lowland - 70cl / 51.5%
Auchentoshan 21 Year Old Vintage 1997 Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Old Particular Single Cask Bottling. This Auchentoshan 21 year old is yet another successful single cask release from our friends Douglas Laing & Co in Glasgow. Distilled: May 1997 and bottled September 2018 One of 279 bottles from…
Lowland - 70cl / 58.4%
Hunter Laing’s Old & Rare Auchentoshan 24 Year Old 1991 won the 22-27 Years (Single Cask) category award in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2018. This rare bottle is from Hunter Laing & Co and presented as part of their Platinum Old & Rare Selection. Distilled in October 1991 and bottled April…