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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)
Speyside - 70cl / 62.2%
The Benriach Distillery nestles right in the Heart of Speyside. BenRiach 10 year old Peated/Oloroso Sherry Cask is a new limited production released as part of this years Batch 14 Release. Distilled 19/01/2007 Bottled 06/2017 TASTING NOTES Colour: Rich amber. Nose : Rich sultana syrup over…
Speyside - 70cl / 53.1%
The Benriach Distillery nestles right in the Heart of Speyside. BenRiach 12 year old Peated Port Cask is a new limited production released as part of this years Batch 14 Release. Distilled 16/02/2005 Bottled 06/2017 TASTING NOTES Colour:Burnished copper. Nose : Crisp citrus notes through c…
Speyside - 70cl / 58.8%
The Benriach Distillery nestles right in the Heart of Speyside. BenRiach 12 year old Oloroso Cask is a new limited production released as part of this years Batch 14 Release. Distilled 10/06/2005 Bottled 06/2017 TASTING NOTES Colour: Golden amber. Nose : Crisp oak and citrus peel, sundried…
Islay - 70cl / 59.3%
This is the most recent edition of the now famous Octomore Range, aged for 8 years exclusively in first fill American Oak Casks, with a PPM:167. Nose : Initially smoke, tar, peat ash hint of muddiness/wet peat moss. Candied orange, pepper, chocolate, macaroon, vanilla fudge and lemon meringue pie. …
Speyside - 70cl / 40%
A very rare and much sought after older presentation of this iconic distilleries 30 year old single malt. Glenfiddich is credited with creating the world's interest in single malt whisky with the launch of the Straight Malt in 1963. Glenfiddich 30 year old is a luxurios single malt with a comp…
Campbeltown - 70cl / 40%
This blended whisky has been a staff favourite for many years now. The blended whisky from J and A Mitchell, Campbeltown Loch is a 5 year old blend with Longrow and Springbank whisky as part of the recipe.
Robbie's Drams Whisky Club -
Exclusive Private Club Members Only Ayr Town Hall, Friday 29th September 2017 at 6:45pm Company Attending: Bruichladdich
Speyside - 70cl / 47.3%
A very rare Single Cask of Macallan 40 Year Old presented in the new XOP packaging from our friends Douglas Laing & Co, Glasgow. The creamy sherry maturation is totally evident on the nose, and equally reflected on the palate, which bursts with sultanas, sugar and molasses. The finish remains rich …