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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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  • Fettercairn 22 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 47%

    Fettercairn 22 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Fettercairn is one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland, located in the foothills of Scotland’s Cairngorms. Matured for 22 years in American ex-bourbon casks, the perfect maturation partner for the tropical character derived from the …

     
    £199.00 inc. VAT
  • Fettercairn 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 46.4%

    Fettercairn 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Fettercairn is one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland, located in the foothills of Scotland’s Cairngorms. Each release of Fettercairn 16 year old single malt will showcase a maturation journey that enhances the tropical distillery c…

     
    £69.99 inc. VAT
  • Dalmore Dominium Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 43%

    Dalmore Dominium Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Originally released for the travel retail market. The enduring legacy of the lands of Kintail has inspired the selection of only the most rare and expensive sherry casks, found deep in the warehouses of the Gonzalez Byass bodega. First-fill Matusalem cas…

     
    £74.99 inc. VAT
  • Arran Amarone Cask Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 50%

    The nose has aromas of poached pears and honey which are followed by toasted almonds. The palate is fruity with dark chocolate, cherry and Turkish delight flavours. Muscular notes of dark plum and bitter-sweet apricots. The finish is well balanced.

     
    £46.99 inc. VAT
  • Arran Port Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 50%

    The nose has wonderful aromas of vanilla spice and ripe citrus with dried fruits and nuttiness. The palate is fruity and spicy with cinnamon baked apple wrestling with raisin and plum pudding. Warming barley with a hint of pear. The finish is sweet.

     
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  • Arran Sauternes Cask Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 50%

    The nose has aromas of honeysuckle, melon and marzipan with a spicy edge. The palate is rich with and honeyed with a lifting zestiness which slides into spice and zingy salt. Vanilla and sultanas stand out. The finish is glorious and rewarding.

     
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  • Caol Ila 9 Year Old -Single Malt Scotch Whisky - James Eadie

    Islay - 70cl / 46%

    Image For Illustration Purposes Only! Caol Ila 9yo Single Malt Scotch Whisky- Small Batch.  Wood: Refill hogsheadsCask 323500, 323502 & 323518Distilled: 08/12/2010Bottled: 202046% vol. Nose: Sweet peat and brine rush out of the glass, before waves of vanilla, crème fraiche, lime cordial and liq…

     
    £41.99 inc. VAT
  • BenRiach - UK - Exclusive - 13 Year Old -2005 - Cask - #5278 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Speyside - 70cl / 56.4%

    BenRiach - UK - Exclusive - 13 Year Old -2005 - Cask - #5278 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky. A BenRiach sherry monster! Cask No : #5278 Distilled 22/12/05 Bottled 2019 Single cask of 546 bottles. TASTING NOTES Colour : Gold. Nose :  Sticky toffee, plum pudding, apple and malt. Taste : Soft ye…

     
    £100.00 inc. VAT
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