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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 / 40%
Glencadam Reserva Andalucia Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Glencadam Reserva Andalucia has been created by Master Distiller Robert Fleming, who has carefully selected exceptional sherry and bourbon casks from Glencadam’s historic dunnage warehouses. These casks have been e…
Speyside - 70cl / 40%
Tomintoul Seiridh Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Tomintoul Seiridh is pronounced “sheh-ree” being the Scottish Gaelic for Sherry. This perfectly balanced single malt has been matured in American Oak Bourbon casks from Kentucky, USA before being finished in specially selected first fill Oloroso Sher…
Highland - 70cl / 56.6%
Tullibardine - The Murray 2007 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky Matured in ex-bourbon barrels, the Murray (2007) boasts a tantalising array of aromas and flavours. Bottled at cask strength the whisky possesses notes of baked lemon meringue pie with vanilla ice cream with hints of desiccated coconut. To …
Speyside - 70cl / 56.9%
Mortlach 21 Year Old - 2020 Special Releases - Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This Mortlach was matured for rich distillery character in small batches then carefully finished in Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso-seasoned casks to build yet more levels of aroma and taste. At once smooth, sweet and savoury, the …
Speyside - 70cl / 55.1%
Singleton of Dufftown 17 Year Old - 2020 - Special Releases - Single Malt Scotch Whisky. An unusual age indeed, but none the less excellent example of The Singleton Dufftown. A first release purely from refill American Oak casks, this is a spicier expression of the smooth The Singleton Dufftown di…
Speyside - 70cl / 55.8%
Cragganmore 20 Year Old - Special Releases 2020 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky. A Cragganmore of this age has never been released from the distillery, making this elusive malt a much anticipated expression. In addition sweet and mellow woody notes emerge from this small batch, patiently matured ov…
Speyside - 70cl / 56%
Cardhu 11 Year Old - 2020 Special Releases - Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Clean, elegant and perfectly poised, this Cardhu was made in small batches and matured in refill casks, as well as new and ex-bourbon American oak, drawing out tones of floral sweetnes and spicy intensity in a playful exchange …
The Arran 12 Year Old - Tuscan Wine Finish - Private Cask - Limited Edition - UK Exclusive - Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Island - 70cl / 60%
Coming Soon Pre Order Only! The Arran 12 Year Old - Tuscan Wine Finish - Private Cask - Limited Edition - UK Exclusive - Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This stunning single cask was fully matured for 12 years in a French oak cask which previously contained a superb Tuscan red wine from Italy. It i…