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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)
Caol Ila 9 Year Old - Re - Charred and Refill Hogsheads - The Black Lion - Single Malt Scotch Whisky - James Eadie
Islay - 70cl / 46%
Caol Ila 9 Year Old - Re - Charred and Refill Hogsheads - The Black Lion - Single Malt Scotch Whisky - James Eadie - Small Batch. Wood: Re - Charred and Refill HogsheadsCask 302761, 319270 & 319272Distilled : 2012Bottled: 202146% vol. Nose: Oily, ashy and sooty, as seaside bonfire aromas intertw…
Caol Ila 13 Year Old - Palo Cortado Sherry Hogshead Finish - Single Malt Scotch Whisky - James Eadie #362139
Islay - 70cl / 56.5%
Caol Ila 13 Year Old - Palo Cortado Sherry Hogshead Finish - Single Malt Scotch Whisky - James Eadie #362139 Finish: First fill, Refill Palo Cortado Sherry Hogshead Casks# 362139Distilled: 04/07/2008Bottled: 2021Cask Strength: 56.5% vol. Nose: Peaty and earthy with a touch of richness: smoked ba…
Islay - 70cl / 48.4%
Caol Ila 10 Year Old -2011 -Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Douglas Laing - Old Particular - DL15257 In celebration of a brighter future ahead, this limited series is bursting with vibrant character! The striking orange label signifies joy, warmth, health and success. Refill Hogshead – Ref: DL15257…
Islay - 70cl / 46%
Caol Ila 8 Year Old -Single Malt Scotch Whisky - James Eadie - Small Batch - Autumn 2020 Release. Wood: Refill and Re-charred hogsheadsCask no - 321763-321775-316478Bottled: 202046% vol. Nose: A burning summer meadow, with earthy floral notes mixing in with sooty, earthy campfire aromas, along…
Islay - 70cl / 51.2%
XOP The Black Series - Caol Ila 1979 40yo Limited Edition Single Malt. Release VI A very rare Caol Ila 40yo is presented as Release 6 in the new super premium series from Douglas Laing. Each bottle contains an individual certificate, hand signed by Fred and Cara Laing. Distilled April 1979 and b…
Islay - 70cl / 53.9%
New Arrival from our friends in Glasgow, this Dram is a real Wows-er! Distilled in September 1980 and bottled in September 2018 a bottling charged from one refill Hogshead. One of only 177 bottles. Nose: Sweetly smoked barley alongside streaky bacon, golden syrup, caramel and salty seaweed. Pa…
Islay - 70cl / 59.1%
This is the thirteenth unpeated limited release from this famous Distillery A batch made once a year, with unpeated malt, for blending in the “Highland Style”. From refill and rejuvenated American Oak hogsheads and ex-bodega European oak butts. Bottled at 59.1% abv with limited availability wo…
Islay - 70cl / 53.3%
Hunter Laing’s Old & Rare Caol ILa 25 Year Old 1991. This rare bottle is from Hunter Laing & Co and presented as part of their Platinum Old & Rare Selection. Distilled in March 1991 and bottled January 2017 Only 276 bottles bottles filled from a Refill Hogshead. Tasting Notes A light gol…