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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 / 55%
Glenturret 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Glenturret certainly know the value of refill casks. Much is said about the importance of first fill sherry oak but much less about the casks that hold their second fill of spirit. Glenturret 15 year old is driven by refill wood where the oak notes …
Highland - 70cl / 46%
Glenturret 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky A whisky driven by European Oak casks which have patiently cradled the spirit from its inception 12 years ago after passing through the small batch, manual production processes which defines Glenturret. Like the many pairs of hands who have touched t…
Highland - 70cl / 50%
Glenturret 10 Year Old Peat Smoke Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Resplendent in new livery! In years gone by, peat featured heavily in distilling traditions and the distilleries records show Glenturret using peat dug from Octhertye Estate in the early 1800s. Glenturret are in the rare position of prod…
Highland - 70cl / 43%
Glenturret Triple Wood Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Resplendent in new livery! Triple Wood is a continuation of the distilleries history, part of the old range and reborn in the new. A thoughtful combination of European and American Sherry Oak casks alongside Bourbon barrels gives a light and subtle…
Islay - 70cl / 55.4%
Kilchoman - The Comparison Series - Cask 726 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This series of single casks was created to showcase the different qualities of single casks within Kilchoman Distillery, and to be savoured side by side to enjoy this experience at its fullest. In this first release the dist…
Islay - 70cl / 55.7%
Kilchoman - The Comparison Series - Cask 719 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This series of single casks was created to showcase the different qualities of single casks within Kilchoman Distillery, and to be savoured side to side to enjoy this experience at its fullest. In this first release the dist…
Speyside - 70cl / 46%
Glenrothes 10 Year Old - 2009 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Provenance Bottling. A single cask Glenrothes distilled July 2009 and bottled March 2020. Non-Chill filtered and bottled at 46% alc./vol. #DL14021 427 Bottles. Nose: Hard candy / boiled sweets give way to ripe banana, vanilla and oak. …
Highland - 70cl / 46%
Ben Nevis 8 Year Old - 2012 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Provenance Bottling A single cask Ben Nevis distilled November 2012 and bottled March 2021. Non-Chill filtered and bottled at 46% alc./vol. #DL14658 404 Bottles. Nose: Opens creamy and buttery, yet piquant – running to a milk on cereal…