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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)
Auchentoshan 21 Year Old Vintage 1997 Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Old Particular Single Cask Bottling - Cask# 12805
Lowland - 70cl / 51.5%
Auchentoshan 21 Year Old Vintage 1997 Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Old Particular Single Cask Bottling. This Auchentoshan 21 year old is yet another successful single cask release from our friends Douglas Laing & Co in Glasgow. Distilled: May 1997 and bottled September 2018 One of 279 bottles from…
Port Dundas 14 Year Old - 2004 -Single Grain Scotch Whisky - Douglas Laing - Old Particular - Cask # 13039
Grain Whisky - 70cl / 48.4%
Port Dundas 14 Year Old - 2004 -Single Grain Scotch Whisky - Douglas Laing - Old Particular. Another glorious release. Port Dundas 14 year old distilled in July 2004 and bottled March 2019. Only 413 bottles worldwide. Cask# 13039 Tasting Notes: Nose: Beguilingly full of home baked fruit tart…
Jura 12 Year Old -2007 -Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Douglas Laing - Old Particular- The Elements Collection - Release 4 - Water Edition - Cask # 13814
Island - 70cl / 54.3%
Jura 12 Year Old - 2007 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Douglas Laing - Old Particular - The Elements Collection - Release 4 - Water Edition. A limited edition series of Old Particular Single Cask bottlings for 2019, inspired by the four Elements of Fire, Air, Earth and Water. The fourth and final r…
Speyside - 70cl / 46%
BenRiach 21 Year Old - Temporis - Peated - Single Malt Scotch Whisky BenRiach Temporis, meaning ‘time’ in Latin, replicates the original character and flavour of Speyside malts in the nineteenth century. This peated whisky has been vatted in an mix of four casks: Bourbon barrels, Virgin oak, Pe…
Speyside - 70cl / 46%
BenRiach 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This excellent release has been matured for at least twenty-one years in a combination of four types of casks: bourbon barrels, virgin oak casks, Pedro Ximenez sherry casks and red wine casks. Nose: Ripe summer fruit compote with contrasting candied…
Speyside - 70cl / 46%
Image for illustration purposes only! BenRiach 10 year Old - Curiositas - Peated - Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The BenRiach Distillery nestles right in the Heart of Speyside. The BenRiach Curiositas uses a heavily peated malted barley as the cereal varietal to produce a unique, fresh, pea…
Royal Brackla 24 Year Old - 1995 - Gordon & MacPhail - Connoisseurs Choice -Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 2019 Release
Highland - 70cl / 50.4%
Royal Brackla 24 Year Old - 1995 - Gordon & MacPhail - Connoisseurs Choice -Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 2019 Release. Nose : Freshly brewed caramel mocha topped with freshly grated nutmeg. Aromas reminiscent of a confectioner’s shop - chocolate orange, liquorice sticks, and lingering treacle toff…
Mortlach 19 Year Old - 1999 - Gordon & MacPhail - Connoisseurs Choice -Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 2019 Release
Speyside - 70cl / 57.2%
Mortlach 19 Year Old - 1999 - Gordon & MacPhail - Connoisseurs Choice -Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 2019 Release. Nose : Silky white chocolate and creamy vanilla swirled with strawberry jam. Crisp green apple aromas sit alongside fizzy lemon sherbet and pear drops with subtle hints of linseed oil. …