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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)
Islay - 70cl / 50%
2019 marks the arrival of the 9th Edition Kilchoman 100% Islay. Kilchoman’s 9th Edition 100% Islay was distilled from 2007 and 2009 barley harvests before being matured in ex-bourbon barrels for over 9 years. After 9 years of maturation Kilchoman founder, Anthony Wills, selected 43 ex-bourbon ba…
Speyside - 50cl / 48.4%
Robbie's Whisky Merchants are proud to uphold the standards required to be a Douglas Laing Emporium. Aberlour 10 year old distilled in December 2008 and bottled April 2019. Only 476 bottles produced. Tasting Notes: Nose: Typically Speyside - rich, subtly fruited, with Malt in abundance. Palate:…
Caol Ila 8 Year Old -2010 -Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Douglas Laing - Old Particular- The Elements Collection - Release 3 - Earth Edition
Islay - 70cl / 58.5%
We are delighted to help launch a new series of Old Particular Single Cask Limited Edition bottlings for 2019, inspired by the four Elements of Fire, Air, Earth and Water. The third release is a Caol Ila 8 year old bottled at 58.5% ABV representing the element earth. All the Old Particular Elements…
Speyside - 70cl / 53.5%
XOP – Macallan 30 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Cask DL13342 A very rare Single Cask of Macallan 30 Year Old presented in the new XOP packaging from our friends Douglas Laing & Co, Glasgow. Tasting Notes: Opens with a burst of flambéed orange, with sugared dates, fresh leather …
Springbank Distillery - 70cl / 57.1%
This is the second release of Springbank 12 Year Old Cask Strength for 2019. A mix of 35% Sherry & 65% Bourbon casks. Nose : Initially you can smell the refreshing herbs of oregano and lavender. This is followed by the sweetness of marzipan,honeycomb and fizzy sweets. In a nutshell, there’s…
Campbeltown - 70cl / 46%
RWM Favourite! Springbank distillery is the oldest independent, family-owned distillery in Scotland. Legal distillation began in 1828.The chairman is Hedley Wright, the great, great grandson of John Mitchell, the first legal distiller of Springbank whisky.There are a few Scottish distilleries that …
Indian - 70cl / 55.5%
Paul John Peated Select Cask Indian Single Malt Whisky Take a peaty journey with every mouthful of this Paul John Peated Select Cask. Nose: The smoky, sweet and earthy fragrances have mellow resonances of spice. Palate: As the crisp Muscovado and Demerara sugars create layered nuances, the smok…
Indian - 70cl / 55.2%
Paul John Classic Select Cask Indian Single Malt Whisky Take a journey with every mouthful of this Paul John Classic Select Cask. The lush freshness of this Single Malt envelops you from the very beginning. Matured specially in selectively chosen cask profiles and bottled without chill filtration,…