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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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    Blended Malt - 70cl / 44.2%

    Berry Bros. & Rudd Classic Speyside Reserve Blended Malt Scotch Whisky This Classic Speyside Malt captures the very essence of the region, balancing subtle, honeyed fruit aromas with easy-going yet complex aromas.   Nose: Honeyed fruit, citrus and soft wood. Palate: Creamy citrus, honey, rounde…

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  • Berry Bros. & Rudd Classic Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

    Blended Malt - 70cl / 44.2%

    Berry Bros. & Rudd Classic Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky This Classic Islay Malt is a carefully selected blend of casks from some of the island's iconic distilleries, creating a balanced, complex and distinguished smoky dram.   Nose: Beautifully integrated. The tar aromas and orchard fruit co…

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  • Berry Bros. & Rudd Classic Sherry Cask Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

    Blended Malt - 70cl / 44.2%

    Berry Bros. & Rudd Classic Sherry Cask Blended Malt Scotch Whisky. This Classic Sherry Cask Malt is blended from the best Sherry butts to deliver a balanced expression of this uniquely engaging style.   Nose: Sherry prominence, with secondary resinous and prune like notes. Invitingly seductive. …

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  • The Arran 25 Year Old - Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 46%

    The Arran 25 Year Old - Single Malt Scotch Whisky   The oldest age statement in the Arran Core Range featuring the distilleries oldest and rarest casks.Presented in a stunning engraved wooden gift box.   Nose – Rich oak with a gentle nutmeg note. Sweeter aromas of baked ripe figs, sultanas …

     
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  • BENRIACH - 12 Year Old - 2009 - Cask Edition Collection - #4835 - Port Pipe Peated - Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Speyside - 70cl / 59.7%

    BENRIACH - 12 Year Old - 2009 - Cask Edition Collection - #4835 - Port Pipe Peated - Single Malt Scotch Whisky   The Cask Edition Collection is released periodically, each Cask Edition is hand selected by Master Blender Dr. Rachel Barrie to celebrate a different facet of Benriach’s fruit laden …

     
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  • BENRIACH - 11 Year Old - 2009 - Cask Edition Collection - #4833 - Peated Port Pipe - Batch 17 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Speyside - 70cl / 60.8%

    BENRIACH - 11 Year Old - 2009 - Cask Edition Collection - #4833 - Peated Port Pipe - Batch 17 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky.   The Cask Edition Collection is released periodically, each Cask Edition is hand selected by Master Blender Dr. Rachel Barrie to celebrate a different facet of Benriach’s …

     
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  • Glenglassaugh Rare Cask Release 2010 - 10 Year - Cask# #2140 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 57%

    Glenglassaugh Rare Cask Release 2010 - 10 Year - Cask# #2140 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky The Coastal Cask Series is a collection of ten casks celebrating the moment Glenglassaugh restarted production of its lush, coastal spirit in 2008. Distillery Master Blender, Dr.Rachel Barrie, has carefully cho…

     
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  • Tamdhu Distinction Limited Release Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Speyside - 70cl / 48%

    Tamdhu Distinction Limited Release Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Celebrating the influence of American Oak Oloroso Sherry Casks. This new limited edition release celebrates the unmistakable characteristics of first-fill American oak sherry cask maturation. Quercus Alba Distinction begins its journey …

     
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