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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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  • The Macallan Gold Double Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Speyside - 70cl / 40%

    The Macallan Double Cask Gold The Macallan Double Cask Gold forms part of the Double Cask range which marries the classic Macallan style and the unmistakable sweetness of American oak. Light citrus notes and boiled sweets that dominate the palate before giving way to cinnamon, ginger and toasted ap…

     
    £42.99 inc. VAT
  • Macallan 12 Year Old Fine Oak Triple Cask Matured Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Speyside - 70cl / 40%

    TRIPLE CASK MATURED 12 YEARS OLD The Macallan Triple Cask Matured 12 Years Old forms part of the Triple Cask Matured range; a series of single malt whiskies crafted in a triple cask combination of European and American sherry seasoned oak casks and American ex-bourbon oak casks. This complex combin…

     
    £52.99 inc. VAT
  • Benriach Cask Strength Batch 2 Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Speyside - 70cl / 60.6%

    A new limited production from one of the best Distilleries in Scotland. BENRIACH RELEASE TRIPLE CASK MATURED CASK STRENGTH - BATCH 2 This single malt continues BenRiach’s reputation for rich, innovative cask maturation by combining cask strength whisky matured in bourbon barrels, Oloroso sherry …

     
    £59.99 inc. VAT
  • Arran Smugglers Series " The Exciseman " Volume III Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 56.8%

    SMUGGLERS’ SERIES VOL. III ‘THE EXCISEMAN’ The conclusion of the series. The Smugglers’ Series pays homage to the rich history of illicit distillation on the Isle of Arran in the 18th and 19th centuries. Limited Edition of 8,700 Bottles Worldwide, bottled at Natural Cask Strength 56.8% ab…

     
    £250.00 inc. VAT
  • Balblair 2000 Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 46%

    The second release of Balblair 2000 is bright copper in appearance. With influence from both American Oak and Spanish Oak, this perfectly rounded mid-range Vintage is a true testimony to the craft of traditional whisky making. Nose: Full bodied with aromas of seasoned oak, baked red apples and fru…

     
    £69.99 inc. VAT
  • Laphroaig 18 Old Douglas Laing's XOP Single Cask Malt Scotch Whisky

    Islay - 70cl / 56.8%

    New Arrival from our friends in Glasgow, this Dram is a real Wows-er! Distilled in March 1999 and bottled in February 2018 a bottling charged from one refill butt. One of only 323 bottles. Nose: Opens sweet and ashy with charred marinated meat and peat smoke balanced with fruit and spices. Palat…

     
    £265.00 inc. VAT
  • Deanston 15 Year Old Organic Small Batch Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 46.3%

    Coming Soon Pre-order Only! Shipping Week Commencing 20th August. Deanston 15 Year Old Organic Small Batch. This is a very interesting small batch release from the Deanston Distillery holding a Full Organic Certification, Un-chillfiltered and finished in organic virgin oak casks Certified Organi…

     
    £70.00 inc. VAT
  • Jura 12 Year Old - Douglas Laing's Provenance Coastal Collection Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 48%

    Provenance "The Coastal Collection" is a limited edition Single Cask series of four bottlings honouring Scotland’s Whisky islands and the seas that surround them. The Collection's second release is this Jura 12 Years Old Single Cask bottling which has spent its life maturing in a refill butt. Just…

     
    £49.99 inc. VAT
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