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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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  • Spey 12 Year Old Tawny Port Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Speyside - 70cl / 46%

    Spey 12 Year Old Tawny Port Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This expression has been aged for 12 years, initially in Bourbon casks before being finished in Tawny Port Casks. Bottled at 46% ABV, with only 3,000 limited bottles released. Tasting Note: Colour: Dark Amber with rose tone. Nose: No…

     
    £54.99 inc. VAT
  • Spey Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2020 Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Speyside - 70cl / 59.5%

    Spey Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2020 Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky. A limited edition release to celebrate the 21st Anniversary of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. Originally to be sold as a Distillery exclusive to honour the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival held annua…

     
    £79.99 no VAT
  • Spey 12 Year Old Peated Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Speyside - 70cl / 46%

    Spey 12 Year Old Peated Single Malt Scotch Whisky This peated expression has been aged for 12 years before it was bottled at 46% ABV, with only 3,000 limited bottles released. A great balance of smoky and sweet in this one. Tasting Note: Gentle whispers of smoke, with creamy vanilla, fresh grape…

     
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  • Spey Byron's Choice Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Speyside - 70cl / 46%

    Spey Byron's Choice Single Malt Scotch Whisky. A limited Edition of only 1200 bottles have been produced to celebrate 200 years since the romantic poet Lord Byron celebrated his wedding to Lady Annabelle Millbanke by gifting a cask of his favourite Spey whisky to King George III.   Tasting Note:…

     
    £94.99 no VAT
  • Spey Royal Choice Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Speyside - 70cl / 46%

    Spey Royal Choice Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Specially bottled for Historic Royal Palaces. Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House , Kensington Palace and Kew Palaces. Presented in a beautiful blue leathere…

     
    £165.00 no VAT
  • Spey Trutina Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Speyside - 20cl / 46%

    Image of 70cl for illustration purposes only! A recent release! Spey Trutina is one of the two latest additions to the Spey Latin Collection. Trutina is Latin for natural. Colour: Pale gold, white wine. Nose: A light nose, with an initial savoury top note on a fruity base, developing floral n…

     
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  • Spey Trutina Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Speyside - 70cl / 46%

    A recent release! Spey Trutina is one of the two latest additions to the Spey Latin Collection. Trutina is Latin for natural. Colour: Pale gold, white wine. Nose: A light nose, with an initial savoury top note on a fruity base, developing floral notes. Clean and fresh - even more so with a dro…

     
    £39.99 inc. VAT
  • Spey Fumare Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Speyside - 70cl / 46%

    A recent release! Spey Fumare is one of the two latest additions to the Spey Latin Collection. Fumare is Latin for Smoky. Colour: Full gold, Vintage Champagne. Nose: A distinctly medicinal aroma on a fresh maritime base of salt air, iodine and seaweed. Flavour: Sweet and lightly salty, with a s…

     
    £44.99 inc. VAT
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