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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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    Highland - 70cl / 46%

    Glencadam 14 Year Old Reserve de Cognac Single Malt Scotch Whisky Glencadam Réserve de Cognac was distilled in 2006 and finished in Cognac casks made of prestigious French Limousin oak to add depth and complexity. Limited release of only 4,800 bottles, each individually numbered. Nose: Aromatic …

     
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  • Glencadam 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 46%

    Glencadam 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky The Glencadam distillery is nestled between the home of the local football club, Brechin and a municipal cemetery! Thankfully the whisky is just as interesting as the distillery's location. Glencadam 18 Year Old is un-chillfiltered and bottled at 4…

     
    £89.99 inc. VAT
  • Glencadam 19 Year Old Oloroso Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 46%

    The Glencadam distillery is nestled between the home of the local football club, Brechin and a municipal cemetery! Thankfully the whisky is just as interesting as the distillery's location. Glencadam 19 Year Old Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish is a limited edition of only 6000 bottles. Nose: Sophisti…

     
    £110.00 inc. VAT
  • Glencadam 17 Year Old Port Wood Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 46%

    Glencadam 17 year old Portwood Triple Cask. Created by the careful selection of three hogshead casks, the malt whisky was transferred from Bourbon casks into the hand-picked Portwood casks to “finish” the maturation for a number of years. Tasting Notes: Nose: Toffee and plum sweetness is soft…

     
    £105.00 inc. VAT
  • Glencadam 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 46%

    The Glencadam 21 Year Old is one of Robbie's personal favourites!  He is a judge for the Scottish Field Whisky Challenge and nominated this whisky in 2013. Not surprisingly it won its class! The nose is floral with light citrus notes. The palate offers clementines and candied peel emerging thro…

     
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  • Glencadam 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 46%

    The Glencadam distillery is nestled between the home of the local football club, Brechin and a municipal cemetery! Thankfully the whisky is just as interesting as the distillery's location. The nose is elegant with salty- sweet notes, very intriguing. The palate is charmingly malty with soft-oak…

     
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  • Glencadam 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 46%

    The Glencadam distillery is nestled between the home of the local football club, Brechin and a municipal cemetery! Thankfully the whisky is just as interesting as the distillery's location. The producers tasting notes inform us that the nose is grassy and fresh with citrus and oaky notes. The pa…

     
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