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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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    Island - 70cl / 46.7%

    Jura Aged 21 Years - Tide.An exclusive Jura from the aged vintage series. Sweet and smoky from 21 long years of maturation first in American white oak ex-bourbon barrels and further finessed with a spicy character from hand-selected virgin American white oak casks. Tasting Notes : Colour: Mahogan…

     
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  • The Arran 21 Year Old - Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 2019 - Release

    Island - 70cl / 46%

    The Arran 21 Year Old - Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 2019 - Release. Simply the rose in the bouquet! Colour: Rich Amber Aroma: Ginger and dark chocolate, with the ever present citrus notes of the classic Arran in the background. Rich, brooding and luscious. Palate: Hints of soft spices and roaste…

     
    £120.00 inc. VAT
  • Arran 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 2019 Release

    Island - 70cl / 46%

    Arran 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 2019 Release. The Arran  18 Year Old  is a wonderfully balanced expression of the Arran Malt which displays a tremendous depth of character. Even mix of first fill and second-fill Sherry hogsheads and first-fill Bourbon barrels   Tasting Notes:Col…

     
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  • Robbie's Whisky Merchants Private Club Meeting - Friday 28th February 2020

    Robbie's Drams Whisky Club -

    Exclusive - Private Club - Members Only Ayr Town Hall, Friday 28th February 2020 at 6:45pm Company Attending: Tamdhu Distillery By invite only

     
    £15.00 inc. VAT
  • AnCnoc Peat - 125th Anniversary - Limited Edition - Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Speyside - 70cl / 46%

    AnCnoc Peat - 125th Anniversary - Limited Edition - Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This limited-edition whisky has been released to mark the 125th anniversary of Knockdhu Distillery and the spirit of the founder,John Morrison. The Peat is an intriguing, mellow journey from the heart of Banffshire’s …

     
    £78.99 inc. VAT
  • AnCnoc 16 Year Old - 125th Anniversary - Limited Edition - Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Speyside - 70cl / 56.3%

    AnCnoc 16Year Old - 125th Anniversary - Limited Edition - Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky   This limited-edition whisky has been released to mark the 125th anniversary of Knockdhu Distillery and the spirit of the founder,John Morrison. Nose: Sweet vanilla, notes of coconut & butterscotch…

     
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  • XOP The Black Series - Macallan Vintage 1989 30yo Limited Edition Single Malt.

    Speyside - 70cl / 46%

    XOP The Black Series - Macallan Vintage 1989 30yo Limited Edition Single Malt. Release V A very rare Macallan 30yo is presented as Release 5 in the new super premium series from Douglas Laing. Each bottle contains an individual certificate, hand signed by Fred and Cara Laing. Distilled May 1989 …

     
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  • XOP The Black Series - Caol Ila 1979 40yo Limited Edition Single Malt.

    Speyside - 70cl / 51.2%

    XOP The Black Series - Caol Ila 1979 40yo Limited Edition Single Malt. Release VI A very rare Caol Ila 40yo is presented as Release 6 in the new super premium series from Douglas Laing. Each bottle contains an individual certificate, hand signed by Fred and Cara Laing. Distilled April 1979 and b…

     
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