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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)
Island - 70cl / 47.2%
EXPLORERS SERIES REL II ‘LOCHRANZA CASTLE’ The Arran Explorers Series is a collection of limited edition expressions of The Arran Single Malt. Each edition celebrates the outstanding scenic beauty and diversity of nature on the Isle of Arran. Matured in Sherry Hogshead and finished Amontillad…
Highland - 70cl / 46.5%
Continuing Dalmore's experiments with casks from around the world, this port wood reserve is an indulgent smooth single malt matured in American white oak ex-bourbon casks and aged Tawny Port pipes. Nose: Sweet red berries, Seville oranges, plummy fruits and sticky toffee pudding. Palate: Nectarin…
Lowland - 50cl / 46.0%
1770 Glasgow Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 2019 Release. This Distillery heralds the return of whisky making to Glasgow and we are delighted to offer the second release. Handcrafted in traditional copper pot stills using the finest malted barley with water sourced from Loch Katrine. Matured in first…
Highland - 70cl / 43%
Due to the weight and dimensions of this bottle and box presentation a HEAVY PACKAGE SUPPLEMENT will be added when shipping outside the UK. Please contact us before purchasing and we will advise on cost. This is the Luxury end of the Glenmorangie Range. The fourth release from Glenmorangie's Bond …
Islay - 70cl / 46%
This is the eighth annual Loch Gorm Single Malt to be released by Kilchoman. Each release is differentiated by the distillation and bottling dates on the front of the bottle and gift carton.Kilchoman’s Loch Gorm releases are traditionally matured in ex Oloroso sherry casks from the renowned bodega…
Island - 70cl / 50%
The Arran Côte-Rôtie Cask Finish is the latest welcome addition to the distilleries ever growing range. A very limited edition for 2019.After initially maturing in traditional oak casks the Arran Single Malt in thisbottling was specifically selected by James MacTaggart the Master Distiller to be…
Highland - 70cl / 46%
Tomatin Distillery have launched a second UK exclusive bottling, a 2006 vatting of two casks, finished in French oak. Smooth and easy drinking, caramel, plum jam and marzipan help infuse a delicate sweetness, followed by a pleasantly dry finish with hints of coffee and spice. Only 721 bottles ava…
Speyside - 70cl / 46%
A Wonderful presentation, which only compliments the fluid contained within. A very exciting new 15-year-old expression,fully appreciating the time maturing exclusively in the finest sherry oak casks. Nose: An aromatic array of apple pastry, spiced currants and orange zest, with exotic notes o…