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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 / 55.8%
Arran Sherry Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Already proving to be a staff favourite! Matured in some of the finest Sherry casks available to the whisky industry. A return to the style of some of the earliest Arran Single Malt, which was mostly matured in Sherry casks. Fully matured for 7 years in…
Island - 70cl / 56.2%
Arran Quarter Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The Arran Single Malt selected for The Quarter Cask is aged in smaller casks to intensify the maturation process and add an extra dimension of spice.Matured for 7 years in Bourbon Barrels and for a further 2 years in 125L Quarter Casks.This process prod…
Island - 70cl / 43%
Arran Barrel Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky. A fresh entry into the new core range, 100% matured in first-fill Bourbon Barrels, combining casks at 7 - 8 years old with older casks to create a fresh and vibrant introduction to Arran Single Malt. Natural colour and non - chill filtered. Tasting …
Islay - 70cl / 53.8%
Robbie's Drams Whisky Merchants are an official Ardbeg Embassy. Ardbeg Supernova 2019. Returning for a very short period we are delighted to present this year's limited edition. A hugely peated Ardbeg of cosmic proportions! Ardbeg Supernova 2019 is non chill-filtered and bottled at 53.8% ABV. No…
Islay - 70cl / 46%
A must for the true Ardbeg fans. Limited Edition tin produced as a tribute to Ardbeg's famous mascot Shortie, the Jack Russell. Woof Woof! A wonderfully presented Ardbeg Gift Tin Containing a 70cl Ardbeg 10 year old. Ardbeg 10 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch WhiskyIslay70cl / 46% Ardbeg 10y/o…
Speyside - 70cl / 46%
From the Gaelic: Gleann Aileachaidh, Valley of the Rocks. GlenAllachie 15 Years Old. Introducing the most recent release from this fast moving Distillery . GlenAllachie 15 year old, the jewel in our crown according to Master Distiller, Billy Walker. Matured in Pedro Ximénez Puncheons & O…
Lowland - 50cl / 46.0%
1770 Glasgow Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 2019 - Peated Release No.1. This Distillery heralds the return of whisky making to Glasgow and we are delighted to offer their new Peated Release No.1. 1770 Peated is a rich and smoky addition to the 1770 Single Malt family and the first of its kind from th…
Speyside - 70cl / 61%
We present to you Glendronach ' Cask Strength' Batch 8 -2019. At The GlenDronach, the time-honoured process of production ensures they continually master the art of crafting one of the world’s richest, fruity and complex Single Malts. This Cask Strength release offers connoisseurs a deeper insigh…