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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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  • Glenburgie 5 Year Old 2011 Vintage Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Carn Mor Strictly Limited Edition

    Speyside - 70cl / 46%

    Distilled in Glenburgie distillery in 2011 and matured in Bourbon barrel casks prior to bottling in 2017. A strict, limited release of only 610 bottles from 2 casks.

     
    £36.99 inc. VAT
  • Ben Nevis 6 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Hepburn's Choice Bottling

    Highland - 70cl / 46%

    This is an independent bottling, single cask from Hunter Laing and Company under their Hepburn's Choice brand. Only 359 bottles. Un-Chillfiltered, natural colour and bottled at 46% alc/vol.   A beautiful Highland whisky from Fort William. The nose is sweet with oak notes. The palate is sweet …

     
    £36.99 inc. VAT
  • Glenturret Sherry Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 43%

      Fun fact: Glenturret is Scotland's oldest working distillery, having opened its doors in 1775! The Glenturret Sherry Cask Edition has been aged in Spanish oak sherry seasoned casks, delivering a sweet spiciness with a soft oak background. Homemade syrup sponge meets the nose with a sweetness a…

     
    £36.99 inc. VAT
  • Glenturret Peated Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 43%

      Fun fact: Glenturret is Scotland's oldest working distillery, having opened its doors in 1775! The Peated Edition delivers a heavy smokiness through the use of malted barley dried over peat fires, which is a throw back to the original style produced in the Distillery. A warm bitumen and freshl…

     
    £36.99 inc. VAT
  • Glen Moray Classic Peated Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Speyside - 70cl / 40%

      Glen Moray Classic Peated is an intense and subtly-smoked expression of the Classic Single Malt, this is the perfect easy-drinking introduction to peated whiskies. Matured in ex-bourbon casks for added spiciness. NOSE: Complex layers of peaty smokiness with vanilla, tangy rhubarb and hints of l…

     
    £24.99 inc. VAT
  • Glen Moray Classic Port Cask Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Speyside - 70cl / 40%

      Glen Moray Classic Port Cask Finish is a light and fruity expression finished for eight months in Port pipes from Porto Cruz, the N°1 Porto company in the world. The spirit picks up intense embellishments of summer fruit, dark chocolate and cinnamon and a distinct pink hue. NOSE: Toasted vanil…

     
    £24.99 inc. VAT
  • Glen Moray 25 Year Old - 1988 - Port Cask Finish - Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Speyside - 70cl / 43%

      Glen Moray 25 Year Old is an exceptional whisky, a 1988 Glen Moray finished in authentic Port casks imported from the best Port houses in Portugal. Nose: Childhood memories of visits to the sweet shop come flooding back. Tropical fruits, barley sugars and nougat sitting on a counter of seasoned…

     
    £155.00 inc. VAT
  • Glen Moray 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Speyside - 70cl / 40%

      Glen Moray 12 Year Old has been matured in the finest American oak ,there's a hint of toastiness to this elegant malt, a wonderfully balanced whisky with a subtle sweetness. A sublime marriage of summer fruits and mellow vanilla. Nose: Rich, sweet, and floral with notes of vanilla toffee, berry…

     
    £36.99 inc. VAT
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