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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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  • Tullibardine - The Murray Double Wood - 2005 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 46%

    Tullibardine - The Murray Double Wood - 2005 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky This is the eighth edition of the Tullibardine Marquess Collection. Distilled 2005 –Bottled 2020 Limited Edition Release –17550 bottles. Tullibardine Double Wood Edition, has been crafted from whisky aged fully in first…

     
    £59.99 inc. VAT
  • Tullibardine 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 43%

    Tullibardine 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The Tullibardine 15 year old, was distilled after the reopening of the distillery in 2003. It has been matured in first-fill bourbon casks. Nose : Delicate dried hay and parma violets, with touches of baked apple, cloves and vanilla ice-cream. P…

     
    £54.99 inc. VAT
  • Tullibardine 225 Sauternes Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 43%

    "225" refers to the 225-litre sauternes wine casks that this whisky spent its final period of maturation in. The sweet wine casks result in a beautifully indulgent whisky. Initially flavours of candied orange, giving way to more bitter Seville orange and chantilly cream.

     
    £41.99 inc. VAT
  • Tullibardine 500 Sherry Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 43%

    Tullibardine 500 Sherry Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky "500" refers to the 500-litre sherry casks that this whisky spent its final 12 months of maturation in. It's a classic sherry-finished whisky, the nose has rich notes like demerara sugar and sweet treacle. The palate has the expected dried fr…

     
    £41.99 inc. VAT
  • Tullibardine Sovereign Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 43%

    Part of the new Tullibardine range, Sovereign is aged purely in bourbon barrels. A very nice dram, light sweetness coming from the bourbon barrels, primarily vanilla and dare I say "Milky Bar"? The palate develops with richer, sweet milk chocolate and maple syrup.

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