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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)
Speyside - 70cl / 51.2%
XOP The Black Series - Caol Ila 1979 40yo Limited Edition Single Malt. Release VI A very rare Caol Ila 40yo is presented as Release 6 in the new super premium series from Douglas Laing. Each bottle contains an individual certificate, hand signed by Fred and Cara Laing. Distilled April 1979 and b…
Speyside - 70cl / 44.5%
XOP The Black Series - Mortlach 1989 30yo Limited Edition Single Malt. Release IV A very rare Mortlach 30yo is presented as Release 4 in the new super premium series from Douglas Laing. Each bottle contains an individual certificate, hand signed by Fred and Cara Laing. Distilled February 1989 an…
Kilchoman UK Exclusive Small Batch Release - Bourbon - Sherry - Madeira Casks Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Islay - 70cl / 48.3%
Kilchoman UK Exclusive Small Batch Release - Bourbon - Sherry - Madeira Casks Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Tasting Notes: Nose: : Lemon, citrus with a strong sweet spicy note.Palate: The madeira cask adds a spicy full rich character with citrus notes still present.Finish: A warm lingering finish wit…
Islay - 70cl / 56.7%
Caol Ila 9 Year Old - Palo Cortado Sherry Hogshead Finish - Single Malt Scotch Whisky - James Eadie Finish: First fill, Refill Palo Cortado Sherry Hogshead Casks# 348034, 348038Distilled: 2009Bottled: 2019Cask Strength: 56.7% vol. Nose: Fresh, earthy, smoky and sooty, full of sweet peat, lime ju…
Speyside - 70cl / 55.4%
Glenlossie 9 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky - James Eadie - Cask 2478. Cask #2478 Wood: Re- Charred HogsheadDistilled: 2010Bottled: 2019Cask Strength: 55.4% vol. Nose: Waxy and rich. Aromas of cashew nuts, fudge, vanilla and beeswax are complimented by clotted cream, jam and a light hint of c…
Highland - 70cl / 46%
Blair Athol 10 Year Old - 2019 Release -Single Malt Scotch Whisky - James Eadie - 1st Fill Bourbon & Refill Hogsheads casks. Cask # No 303002, 307755, 311171. Nose: Boiled sweets, lime, liquorice and spearmint immediately greet the nose, before giving way to dominant notes of rich banoffee p…
Speyside - 70cl / 46%
Benrinnes 10yo 1st Fill Bourbon & Refill Hogshead Casks Single Malt Scotch Whisky 2019 Release. Cask # No 307178, 310603, 300216. Nose: Initially full and creamy, leading with milk chocolate, biscuits and icing sugar, before moving into lemon sherbet, apple and candied peel. Taste: An initial wav…
Speyside - 70cl / 46%
Mortlach 15 Year Old-Game of Thrones - Six Kingdoms - Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Introducing the ninth release in Diageo's Game of Thrones Collection, Six Kingdoms.Matured in first-fill sherry-seasoned casks & finished in American Oak ex-bourbon casks. The Story-line. The three-eyed raven, a huma…