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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)
Islay - 70cl / 53.8%
Robbie's Drams Whisky Merchants are an official Ardbeg Embassy. Ardbeg Supernova 2019. Returning for a very short period we are delighted to present this year's limited edition. A hugely peated Ardbeg of cosmic proportions! Ardbeg Supernova 2019 is non chill-filtered and bottled at 53.8% ABV. No…
Islay - 70cl / 46%
A must for the true Ardbeg fans. Limited Edition tin produced as a tribute to Ardbeg's famous mascot Shortie, the Jack Russell. Woof Woof! A wonderfully presented Ardbeg Gift Tin Containing a 70cl Ardbeg 10 year old. Ardbeg 10 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch WhiskyIslay70cl / 46% Ardbeg 10y/o…
Speyside - 70cl / 46%
From the Gaelic: Gleann Aileachaidh, Valley of the Rocks. GlenAllachie 15 Years Old. Introducing the most recent release from this fast moving Distillery . GlenAllachie 15 year old, the jewel in our crown according to Master Distiller, Billy Walker. Matured in Pedro Ximénez Puncheons & O…
Lowland - 50cl / 46.0%
1770 Glasgow Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 2019 - Peated Release No.1. This Distillery heralds the return of whisky making to Glasgow and we are delighted to offer their new Peated Release No.1. 1770 Peated is a rich and smoky addition to the 1770 Single Malt family and the first of its kind from th…
Islay - 70cl / 50%
2019 marks the arrival of the 9th Edition Kilchoman 100% Islay. Kilchoman’s 9th Edition 100% Islay was distilled from 2007 and 2009 barley harvests before being matured in ex-bourbon barrels for over 9 years. After 9 years of maturation Kilchoman founder, Anthony Wills, selected 43 ex-bourbon ba…
Speyside - 50cl / 48.4%
Robbie's Whisky Merchants are proud to uphold the standards required to be a Douglas Laing Emporium. Aberlour 10 year old distilled in December 2008 and bottled April 2019. Only 476 bottles produced. Tasting Notes: Nose: Typically Speyside - rich, subtly fruited, with Malt in abundance. Palate:…
Caol Ila 8 Year Old -2010 -Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Douglas Laing - Old Particular- The Elements Collection - Release 3 - Earth Edition
Islay - 70cl / 58.5%
We are delighted to help launch a new series of Old Particular Single Cask Limited Edition bottlings for 2019, inspired by the four Elements of Fire, Air, Earth and Water. The third release is a Caol Ila 8 year old bottled at 58.5% ABV representing the element earth. All the Old Particular Elements…
Speyside - 70cl / 53.5%
XOP – Macallan 30 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Cask DL13342 A very rare Single Cask of Macallan 30 Year Old presented in the new XOP packaging from our friends Douglas Laing & Co, Glasgow. Tasting Notes: Opens with a burst of flambéed orange, with sugared dates, fresh leather …