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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)
Highland - 70cl / 46%
A new age statement to compliment the existing excellent core range. Old Pulteney 25 Year Old For a quarter of a century, casks of this rare expression of Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky breathed the invigorating sea air of the Caithness coast. Sheltered from a fast-changing world by the da…
Highland - 70cl / 43%
This is the Luxury end of the Glenmorangie Range. The second release from Glenmorangie's Bond House No.1 Collection Created from an irreplaceable spirit celebrated in an inimitable assemblage of casks, Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1989 is the second release in the exclusive Vintage Collection, …
Highland - 70cl / 45.3%
New Arrival from our friends in Glasgow, this Dram is a real Wows-er and cracking value! Distilled in December 1987 and bottled in February 2018 a bottling charged from one refill Hogshead. One of only 229 bottles Nose: Warm brown bread with salted butter and thick honey plus green apples and fud…
Lowland - 70cl / 48.4%
Bladnoch Talia is a 25 Year Old Single Malt Limited Release finished in Port Pipes. For a distillery that celebrates its 200th anniversary in 2017, the Bladnoch story is only just beginning. In Galloway, a collection of dark stone buildings sit perched on the River Bladnoch. With a rich history da…
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…
Islay - 70cl / 53.3%
Hunter Laing’s Old & Rare Caol ILa 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 276 bottles bottles filled from a Refill Hogshead. Tasting Notes A light gol…
Highland - 70cl / 47.4%
Hunter Laing’s Old & Rare Glenburgie 36 Year Old 1980. This rare bottle is from Hunter Laing & Co and presented as part of their Platinum Old & Rare Selection. Distilled in November1980 and bottled March 2017. Only 257 bottles filled from a Refill Hogshead Tasting Notes This bright gol…
Islay - 70cl / 50.8%
Hunter Laing’s Old & Rare Bunnahabhain 27 Year Old 1989. This rare bottle is from Hunter Laing & Co and presented as part of their Platinum Old & Rare Selection. Distilled in October 1989 an bottled March 2017. Only 198 bottles filled from a Refill Hogshead. Tasting Notes A beautifully c…