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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)
Auchroisk 10 Year Old 2009 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Douglas Laing - Old Particular- Exclusively bottled for UK Emporiums.
Speyside - 70cl / 62.1%
Robbie's Whisky Merchants are proud to uphold the standards required to be a Douglas Laing Emporium. Authroisk 10 Year Old Exclusively Bottled for UK Emporiums. Authroisk 10 year old distilled in March 2009 and bottled May 2019. • Natural Cask Strength @ 62.1% alc.• No colouring – no chill-…
Highland - 70cl / 56.3%
Tullibardine - The Murray 2005 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distilled in 2005, The Murray 2005 has been matured in first fill American oak casks and bottled at cask strength. Notes of vanilla ice cream mingle with syrupy pineapple and bursts of sherbet lemon. The sweeter flavours are interwoven with…
Highland - 70cl / 46%
Tullibardine - The Murray Marsala - Single Malt Scotch Whisky The Murray Marsala Cask Finish is a new limited-edition release in the Marquess Collection. The expression has been bottled following extra-maturation in sweet Sicilian Marsala wine casks that have been specially sourced by the distiller…
Highland - 70cl / 43%
This whisky was matured for a minimum of 25 years in ex-sherry Hogsheads. It is beautifully aged with wonderful hues of red, orange and brown. Amazingly, no oaky notes appear at all for a whisky of this age. You’ll instead find subtle vanilla, toffee and orange chocolate. Tullibardine 25 Year Old …
Highland - 70cl / 43%
Having been aged in first-fill ex Bourbon Barrels for a minimum of 20 years, this rich, golden whisky is beautifully floral on the nose and delightfully balanced with hints of vanilla, honey and butterscotch. On the palate, you will experience these beautifully aged flavours combined with rich cream…
Highland - 70cl / 48.6%
Inchmoan 1992 - Loch Lomond Island Collection - Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This superb Inchmoan Single Malt was distilled in 1992 at the Loch Lomond Distillery, non chill filtered and bottled at 48.6% abv. The long maturation in refill bourbon barrels allows the spice driven peat and fruit distil…
Highland - 70cl / 50.3%
Loch Lomond 19 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky - The Open Royal Portrush Edition. Introduced as the latest edition of The Open Course Collection from Loch Lomond Whiskies, the official Spirit of the Open, this Highland single malt has been matured in American oak casks for at least 19 years. Ma…
Blended Malt - 70cl / 46.8%
Rock Island is a small batch Island Blended Malt containing classic malt whiskies from Islay, Jura, Arran and Orkney. NOSE: Anticipate wave soaked rocks and a salty oceanic, fresh influence. A hint of peat smoke, and an enticing sweetness. PALATE: An initially subtle palate that carries soft and r…