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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 / 46%
BenRiach 21 Year Old - Temporis - Peated - Single Malt Scotch Whisky BenRiach Temporis, meaning ‘time’ in Latin, replicates the original character and flavour of Speyside malts in the nineteenth century. This peated whisky has been vatted in an mix of four casks: Bourbon barrels, Virgin oak, Pe…
Speyside - 70cl / 46%
BenRiach 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This excellent release has been matured for at least twenty-one years in a combination of four types of casks: bourbon barrels, virgin oak casks, Pedro Ximenez sherry casks and red wine casks. Nose: Ripe summer fruit compote with contrasting candied…
Speyside - 70cl / 46%
Image for illustration purposes only! BenRiach 10 year Old - Curiositas - Peated - Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The BenRiach Distillery nestles right in the Heart of Speyside. The BenRiach Curiositas uses a heavily peated malted barley as the cereal varietal to produce a unique, fresh, pea…
Royal Brackla 24 Year Old - 1995 - Gordon & MacPhail - Connoisseurs Choice -Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 2019 Release
Highland - 70cl / 50.4%
Royal Brackla 24 Year Old - 1995 - Gordon & MacPhail - Connoisseurs Choice -Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 2019 Release. Nose : Freshly brewed caramel mocha topped with freshly grated nutmeg. Aromas reminiscent of a confectioner’s shop - chocolate orange, liquorice sticks, and lingering treacle toff…
Mortlach 19 Year Old - 1999 - Gordon & MacPhail - Connoisseurs Choice -Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 2019 Release
Speyside - 70cl / 57.2%
Mortlach 19 Year Old - 1999 - Gordon & MacPhail - Connoisseurs Choice -Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 2019 Release. Nose : Silky white chocolate and creamy vanilla swirled with strawberry jam. Crisp green apple aromas sit alongside fizzy lemon sherbet and pear drops with subtle hints of linseed oil. …
Island - 70cl / 43%
Image for illustration purposes only! Scapa 14 Year Old 2005 / Gordon & MacPhail Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 2019 Release A new release of Scapa from our friends in Elgin, Gordon & MacPhail. Nose: Light and fruity, green apple, fresh lemon. Palate: Creamy initially followed by juicy grapefruit w…
Blended Whisky - 50cl / 43%
Compass Box Artist's Blend Blended Scotch Whisky. A heavenly union of robust, complex Highland malt whiskies and delicate Lowland grain. The style is rich, round and fruity with hints of toasty oak, vanilla and spice
Longmorn 15 Year Old Vintage 2003 Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Old Particular Single Cask Bottling #13067
Speyside - 70cl / 48.4%
Longmorn 15 Year Old Vintage 2003 Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Old Particular Single Cask Bottling Cask #13067. The nose is attractively sweet, orange and crunchy ginger biscuits with coconut shavings. The palate is super sweet, with fresh citrus, juicy barley, cocoa and ripe tangerine. The finish…