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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)
Blended Whisky - 70cl / 50%
Cutty Sark Prohibition Blended Scotch Whisky. This Cutty Sark was released 80 years after the end of the era it’s named after. Cutty Sark Prohibition is bottled at 50% ABV (100 Proof – USA Measure). This is a “small batch” blend of the finest single malts and top-quality grain whiskies. Ha…
Blended Whisky - 70cl / 40%
The first and most famous of the Cutty Sark family, this blended scotch has been a worldwide whisky icon for the last 90 years. Cutty Sark is an easy-to-drink blended scotch whisky, which is light in colour and flavour Tasting Notes: Nose: Clean,balanced and lively with vanilla and citrus fruits.…
Island - 70cl / 50.4%
Arran 21 Year Old Kildonan & Pladda Island The Explorers Series 3 Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The Arran Explorers Series is a collection of limited edition expressions of The Arran Single Malt. Each edition celebrates the outstanding scenic beauty and diversity of nature on the Isle of Arran. The …
Speyside - 70cl / 46.3%
Glen Moray Madeira Cask Project Single Malt Scotch Whisky This is the third release in the Elgin Curiosity Range: Glen Moray Madeira Cask Project. Just seven of these casks were laid down in 2006, tucked away for nearly 14 years in Warehouse 1 – home to the distillery’s maturation experiments …
Islay - 70cl / 46%
Shipping Week Commencing 1st June 2020. Kilchoman Am Bùrach Limited Edition 2020 Release Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Am Bùrach, gaelic for ‘the mess’, might seem a strange name for a limited edition single malt. That would be if you were not aware of the story behind this unique bottling; the…
GlenAllachie 10 Year Old - 2009 - UK Exclusive Hand Fill Cask #1171 - Premier Cru Classe - Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speyside - 70cl / 59.3%
GlenAllachie 10 Year Old - 2009 - UK Exclusive Hand Fill Cask #1171 - Premier Cru Classe - Single Malt Scotch Whisky Hand filled on 24th May 2020 Because these bottles are hand filled there may be slight creasing to the label! This GlenAllachie was distilled on 7th September 2009 and bottled on 2…
Speyside - 70cl / 46%
Spey 12 Year Old Tawny Port Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This expression has been aged for 12 years, initially in Bourbon casks before being finished in Tawny Port Casks. Bottled at 46% ABV, with only 3,000 limited bottles released. Tasting Note: Colour: Dark Amber with rose tone. Nose: No…
Islay - 70cl / 46%
Robbie's Drams Whisky Merchants is an official Ardbeg Embassy. ARDBEG DAY 2020 THE BLAAACK RELEASE! Well I suppose everyone has a Black Sheep in the family so why should Ardbeg be any different! This year's Ardbeg Day bottling is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the coveted Committee. Inspire…