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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 Malt - 70cl / 46.2%
The Gauldrons - Batch 1 - Blended Malt Scotch Whisky - Remarkable Regional Malts. A welcome addition to the Remarkable Regional Malts range well be it in shorter supply making it even more tantalisingly appealing. The Gauldrons Campbeltown Malt Scotch Whisky tells the story of the eponymous dark, …
Speyside - 70cl / 61.2%
The Benriach Distillery nestles right in the Heart of Speyside. BenRiach 7 year old Virgin Oak is a new limited production released as part of this years Batch 16 Release. Cask No : 7825 Distilled 03/12 Bottled 2019 TASTING NOTES Colour: Bright orange-gold. Nose : Orange, grape and cher…
Speyside - 70cl / 58.5%
The Benriach Distillery nestles right in the Heart of Speyside. BenRiach 9 year old Virgin Oak is a new limited production released as part of this years Batch 16 Release. Cask No : 6095 Distilled 10/09 Bottled 2019 TASTING NOTES Colour: Dark orange sunset. Nose : Warm toasted oak, thic…
Speyside - 70cl / 43%
The Glenrothes 18 Year Old - The Soleo Collection. Soleo - The whole range is named after the process of sun-drying grapes in preparation for sherry production. A complex and well-rounded expression, matured only in sherry seasoned oak casks, a high proportion first fill. Bottled at natural colour…
Speyside - 70cl / 40%
The Glenrothes 12 Year Old - The Soleo Collection. Soleo - The whole range is named after the process of sun-drying grapes in preparation for sherry production. Matured only in sherry seasoned oak casks and bottled at natural colour. This whisky is part of The Soleo Collection, a series of Glenro…
Speyside - 70cl / 40%
The Glenrothes 10 Year Old - The Soleo Collection. Soleo - The whole range is named after the process of sun-drying grapes in preparation for sherry production. Matured only in sherry seasoned oak casks and bottled at natural colour. This whisky is an ideal way to start your Glenrothes Malt disco…
Blended Whisky - 70cl / 45.6%
A long lost blend from the Victorian era carefully recreated by James Eadie & Co Ltd. Trademark X is an elegant, peaty dram, which offers a rare glimpse into the art of blending from the first Golden Age of Scotch whisky. Bottled at a hefty 45.6% abv this is a serious dram.
Auchroisk 10 Year Old - Pedro Ximenez Sherry Cask Finish -Single Malt Scotch Whisky - James Eadie - Cask 2/1
Speyside - 70cl / 59.4%
Auchroisk 10 year old single malt Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Finish: 24 months in first fill European Oak Pedro Ximénez Sherry ButtCask #2/1Distilled: 2008Bottled: 2019Cask Strength: 59.4% vol. Nose: Big and heavy, full of stewed plums and prunes, burnt sugar and treacle, along with softer hi…