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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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  • Glenglassaugh Peated Virgin Oak Wood Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 46%

      Glenglassaugh Peated Virgin Oak Wood Finish is a new limited release. The sweet earthiness of the coastal peated spirit is brought to life in Peated Virgin Oak Wood Finish. American virgin oak casks are toasted, and during finishing, Glenglassaugh develops intense notes of candy and fresh spice…

     
    £60.00 inc. VAT
  • Glenglassaugh Pedro Ximenez Sherry Wood Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 46%

      Glenglassaugh Pedro Ximenez Sherry Wood Finish is a new limited release. The luscious sweetness of this full bodied coastal spirit is intensified in Pedro Ximenez Sherry Wood Finish.Known as the ‘King of sherries’, PX is a sweet, dessert sherry, made by the sun dried PX grape, known for its…

     
    £60.00 inc. VAT
  • Glenglassaugh Port Wood Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 46%

      Glenglassaugh Port Wood Finish is a new limited release. The elemental freshness of this coastal spirit is invigorated in Glenglassaugh Port Wood Finish. Whilst finishing in ruby Port pipes, the open structure of the oak allows sea-air to interact with the whisky,extracting dark fruits from the…

     
    £60.00 inc. VAT
  • Glenglassaugh Torfa Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 50%

    At Glenglassaugh, in addition to the traditional production, the distillery produce a very limited quantity of whisky using richly peated malted barley as the cereal varietal. The malted barley has been dried in the traditional way, over peat infused kilns, giving the whisky its unique smoky flavour…

     
    £44.99 inc. VAT
  • Glenglassaugh Evolution Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 50.0%

    Glenglassaugh Evolution is created by maturing the whisky in a unique combination of the finest hand-picked ex-Tennessee first-fill whiskey barrels. This expression shows great depth of character and finesse, a harmonious combination of whisky and oak. Bottled at 50%, natural colour and non chill fi…

     
    £44.99 inc. VAT
  • Glenglassaugh Revival Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 46%

    The Revival is the first expression released from Glenglassaugh distillery after being mothballed for more than 20 years. The Glenglassaugh Revival has been matured in a balanced mix of ex-red wine and fresh bourbon casks, vatted and re-racked for double maturation in rich sherry casks. Bottled at 4…

     
    £39.99 inc. VAT
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