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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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  • Tomatin 36 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 46%

    Tomatin's 36 year old whisky is smooth and creamy. The contents have been vatted from a combination of ex-Bourbon and ex-Oloroso Sherry casks to create a delicious whisky released in small batches. The most recent batch was released in 2016 with just 800 bottles available worldwide, receiving 96.5 i…

     
    £525.00 inc. VAT
  • Scallywag 13 Year Old Limited Edition Blended Speyside Malt

    Blended Malt - 70cl / 46%

    Douglas Laing have unleashed Scallywag 13 Years Old, a limited edition “big brother” to the original Scallywag Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky. The new release is matured exclusively in Sherry butts and is the first global Scallywag release to carry an age statement. Packaged in a striking ruby-red…

     
    £59.00 inc. VAT
  • Big Peat Feis Ile Limited Edition 2017 Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

    Blended Malt - 70cl / 48%

    Big Peat’s Pals”, is a special release of Big Peat Islay Blended Malt, featuring the faces of over 300 of our lovable Ileach's pals from all over the world. Big Peat Feis Ile 2017 is a marriage of Single Malts from Ardbeg, Bowmore, Caol Ila and Port Ellen Distilleries, bottled at 48% and proudl…

     
    £49.99 inc. VAT
  • Kilchoman 100% Islay 2017 Release Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Islay - 70cl / 50%

    2017 marks the arrival of the 7th Edition Kilchoman 100% Islay. Kilchoman’s 7th Edition 100% Islay limited edition is a combination of fresh and refill ex Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels filled in 2010 and bottled in 2017. This is the most mature expression released to date and as with all previous…

     
    £71.99 inc. VAT
  • Caol Ila 6 Year Old Feis Ile 2017 Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Provenance Bottling

    Islay - 70cl / 50.6%

    A special commemorative bottling celebrating Islay's FEIS ILE 2017 Festival. A single cask Caol Ila distilled November 2010 and bottled April 2017. Non-Chill filtered and bottled at 50.6% alc./vol. Nose: Opens with a mighty maritime Islay punch followed by salty spices and sweet smoke. Palate: S…

     
    £54.99 inc. VAT
  • Tomatin Legacy Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 43%

    This new, no-age statement Tomatin Single Malt Whisky boasts aromas of vanilla, marshmallow, pineapple and lemon. On the palate gentle flavours of candy, pine, lemon sherbet, apples and sponge cake emerge ahead of a light, clean finish. Time in Bourbon barrels and Virgin Oak casks brings a light sw…

     
    £27.99 inc. VAT
  • Tomatin Five Virtues - Fire Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

    Highland - 70cl / 46%

    A very exciting and limited series of Tomatin now available. Only 6000 bottles available worlwide. Since 1897 Tomatin have been combining soft mountain water with tender local barley, introducing it to tall copper stills and - following years of maturation in oak casks - collecting the mellow, fru…

     
    £49.99 inc. VAT
  • Tomatin Five Virtues - Wood Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

    Highland - 70cl / 46%

    A very exciting and limited series of Tomatin now available. Only 6000 bottles available worlwide. Since 1897 Tomatin have been combining soft mountain water with tender local barley, introducing it to tall copper stills and - following years of maturation in oak casks - collecting the mellow, fru…

     
    £49.99 inc. VAT
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