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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)
Speyside - 70cl / 58.7%
Linkwood 12 Year Old - Fable - Chapter 2 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Folk The Fable brand is founded on storytelling. The first release tells the story of ‘The Ghost Piper of Clanyard Bay’ Each label has different illustrations highlighting characters and scenes from the various chapters. …
Linkwood 14 Year Old - First Fill Amontillado Hogshead -Single Malt Scotch Whisky - James Eadie - Cask #358018 - Autumn 2021 Release
Speyside - 70cl / 54.6%
Linkwood 14 Year Old - First Fill Amontillado Hogshead -Single Malt Scotch Whisky - James Eadie - Cask #358018 - Autumn 2021 Release. Cask #358018 First Fill Amontillado Hogshead.Distilled: 13/07/2007Bottled: 2021Cask Strength: 54.6% vol Single Cask. Nose: Rich notes of toffee, fudge, butter…
Speyside - 70cl / 46%
Dailuaine 10 Year Old -Single Malt Scotch Whisky - James Eadie - Small Batch - Autumn 2021 Release. Cask : First Fill Bourbon Barrel and Refill Hogshead. Cask no 307072 - 313778 Only 754 bottles Bottled 2021 Nose: Creamy and full-bodied, as banana and ginger combine with milk chocolate, vanilla…
Speyside - 70cl / 46%
Linkwood 10 Year Old -Single Malt Scotch Whisky - James Eadie - Small Batch - Autumn 2021 Release. Cask : Re-charred hogshead. Cask no 310619-310620-310621 Distilled 15/09/2010 Bottled 2021 Nose: Full of classic floral and citrus notes, tangy orange peel and honey alongside lemon sherbet and ic…
Speyside - 70cl / 43%
Linkwood Distillery stand on the River Lossie close to Elgin in Speyside. The distillery has retained its traditional atmosphere since its establishment in 1821. Linkwood 12 year old is one of the finest single malt scotch whiskies available. Full bodied with a hint of sweetness and a slightly smo…