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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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  • Macallan 30 Year Old - XOP- Douglas Laing & Co Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Cask DL13342

    Speyside - 70cl / 53.5%

    XOP – Macallan 30 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Cask DL13342 A very rare Single Cask of Macallan 30 Year Old presented in the new XOP packaging from our friends Douglas Laing & Co, Glasgow. Tasting Notes: Opens with a burst of flambéed orange, with sugared dates, fresh leather …

     
    £1599.00 inc. VAT
  • Macallan 15 Year Old Triple Cask Matured Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Speyside - 70cl / 43%

      Macallan 15 year old Triple Cask Matured is much sought after and rightly so. Matured in a combination of European and American sherry seasoned oak casks and American ex-bourbon oak casks Nose : Sublime and full with a hint of rose and cinnamon. Palate : Intense rich chocolate with a hint of …

     
    £105.00 inc. VAT
  • Macallan 29 Year Old - 1989 - Legends Collection Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Hart Brothers Bottling

    Speyside - 70cl / 50%

    Macallan 29 Year Old - 1989 - Legends Collection Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Hart Brothers Bottling. We are delighted to present this rare and highly collectable Macallan 29yo. Distilled March 1989 Bottled September 2018 This Macallan is a 29 year old 1989 vintage bottled from a single cask deem…

     
    £1699.00 inc. VAT
  • The Macallan Gold Double Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Speyside - 70cl / 40%

    The Macallan Double Cask Gold The Macallan Double Cask Gold forms part of the Double Cask range which marries the classic Macallan style and the unmistakable sweetness of American oak. Light citrus notes and boiled sweets that dominate the palate before giving way to cinnamon, ginger and toasted ap…

     
    £42.99 inc. VAT
  • Macallan 25 Year Old - 1991 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Hunter Laing - Old & Rare

    Speyside - 70cl / 51.2%

      Hunter Laing’s Old & Rare Macallan 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 222 Individually numbered boxed bottles, unchillfiltered and bottled at natur…

     
    £1299.00 no VAT
  • Macallan Double Cask 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Speyside - 70cl / 43.%

    The Macallan Double Cask is a new age statement expression that is matured in a combination of American and European Sherry Oak for at the very least 12 years. NoseCreamy butterscotch with a hint of toffee,candied orange and newly felled oak.PalateDeliciously honeyed, wood spices and citrus.Finish …

     
    £59.99 inc. VAT
  • Macallan 18 Year Old - Triple Cask Matured - Fine Oak - 2018 - Release - Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Speyside - 70cl / 43%

    Image for Illustration Purposes only! This  Macallan 18 year Old Fine Oak Triple Cask Matured is much sought after and rightly so. Limited stock! Colour : Light amber Nose : Exotic dried petals with coconut and vanilla orange citrus. Palate : Soft and velvety with orange citrus, vanilla, nutme…

     
    £225.00 inc. VAT
  • Macallan 12 Year Old Sherry Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Speyside - 70cl / 40%

    The Macallan 12 Year Old is a great example of a well balanced dram. Vanilla, with a hint of ginger,dried fruit,sherry sweetness and wood smoke. Sweet toffee and dried fruit, with wood smoke and spice.

     
    £69.99 inc. VAT
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