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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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    Speyside - 70cl / 50%

    A rare find these days, this Miltonduff 21 Year Old Single Cask from Hunter Laing & Co is bottled under their much respected Old Malt Cask Range. Only 269 bottles charged from a Refill Hogshead. Distilled April 1995 and bottled February 2017. Nose : Creme caramel, apples and shortbread. Palate :…

     
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  • MacDuff 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Old Malt Cask Bottling

    Highland - 70cl / 50%

    A real treat to find these days, this MacDuff 21 Year Old Single Cask from Hunter Laing & Co is bottled under their much respected Old Malt Cask Range. Only 287 bottles charged from a Refill Hogshead. Distilled March 1997 and bottled May 2018. Nose : Fresh and punchy with cereals, vanilla, apple …

     
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  • Talisker Select Reserve - House Greyjoy - Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 45.8%

    Pre - Order Only! Shipping will commence in the week of the 18th February. Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection. Talisker Select Reserve - House Greyjoy - Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Part of the much anticipated Game of Thrones Single Malts Collection, this Talisker…

     
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  • Lagavulin 9 Year Old - House Lannister - Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Islay - 70cl / 46%

    Pre - Order Only!  Shipping will commence in the week of the 18th February. Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection Lagavulin 9 Year Old - House Lannister - Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky Part of the much anticipated Game of Thrones Single Malts Collection, this 9 year ol…

     
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  • Robbie's Whisky Merchants Private Club Meeting - Friday February 22nd 2019

    Robbie's Drams Whisky Club -

    Exclusive - Private Club - Members Only Ayr Town Hall, Friday 22nd February 2019 at 6:45pm Company Attending: Springbank By invite only

     
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  • Blair Athol 23 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Old Malt Cask Bottling

    Highland - 70cl / 50%

    A fantastic Blair Athol Single Cask from Hunter Laing & Co bottled under their much respected Old Malt Cask Range. Only 684 bottles charged from a Sherry butt. Distilled March 1995 and bottled April  2018. Nose : Raspberries, liquorice and camphorwood. Palate : Rich with red fruits,malty notes …

     
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  • GlenAllachie 25 Year Old - Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Speyside - 70cl / 48%

    From the Gaelic: Gleann Aileachaidh, Valley of the Rocks. GlenAllachie 25 Years Old is a combination of Pedro Ximinez and Oloroso casks specially selected by  Master Distiller Billy Walker and bottled at a slightly higher ABV of 48%. This is a truly grand Sherried 25 year old malt. Colour : Bea…

     
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  • GlenAllachie 10 Year Old - Batch 1 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Speyside - 70cl / 57.1%

    From the Gaelic: Gleann Aileachaidh, Valley of the Rocks. GlenAllachie 10 Years Old Batch 1 Introducing the most important release in the history of The GlenAllachie Distillers Company: GlenAllachie 10 year old, the heart of the range, a landmark bottling. These are the best casks selected and bot…

     
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