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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 / 40.6%
Glenfarclas 50 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 2019. Glenfarclas Highland Single Malt has released a much anticipated 50 Year Old. Only 146 bottles are available to the UK market. This single malt is a truly magnificent release from arguably one of the best Speyside distilleries, combined w…
Speyside - 70cl / 43%
Image for Illustration Purposes only! This Macallan 18 year Old Fine Oak Triple Cask Matured is much sought after and rightly so. Limited stock! Colour : Light amber Nose : Exotic dried petals with coconut and vanilla orange citrus. Palate : Soft and velvety with orange citrus, vanilla, nutme…
Highland - 50cl / 46.3%
Coming Soon - Pre Order Only! Crabbie 50 Year Old - Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Bunnahabhain Cask# 11562., John Crabbie and Company ceased trading during the 1970s, originally the Crabbie whisky story started in 1801 where the Crabbie family ran a booming wine and spirit business importing and exp…
Highland - 70cl / 46%
Crabbie 8 Year Old - Single Malt Scotch Whisky. John Crabbie and Company ceased trading during the 1970s, originally the Crabbie whisky story started in 1801 where the Crabbie family ran a booming wine and spirit business importing and exporting all over the world. John Crabbie was a true whisky in…
North British -1995 -23 Year Old Single Grain Scotch Whisky - Douglas Laing - Old Particular - Cask# 13630
Grain Whisky - 70cl / 49.9%
North British 23 Year Old - 1995 Vintage - The Chairman's Choice - Emporium Bottling. Douglas Laing's Emporiums are a small but perfectly formed collection of specialist Whisky retailers who carry a particularly impressive array of Douglas Laing's Remarkable Regional Malts, Exceptional Single Casks…
XOP - Probably Speyside's Finest 30 Year Old - Cask # 12232 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Douglas Laing
Speyside - 70cl / 46.4%
XOP - Probably Speyside's Finest 30 Year Old - Cask # 12232 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Douglas Laing One refill butt deeming only 319 hand filled bottles. Cask #DL12232 Distilled November 1986 Bottled October 2017 Nose : Opens with strawberry tarts, porridge with honey plus chocolate hazelnu…
Grain Whisky - 70cl / 58.1%
XOP - Girvan 30 Year Old - Cask # 13076 - Single Grain Scotch Whisky - Douglas Laing One refill barrel deeming only 230 hand filled bottles. Cask #DL13076 Distilled July 1988 Bottled March 2019 Nose : Vanilla fudge with milky cereal and rhubarb. Palate : Creamy with toffee apples, pineapple ch…
Grain Whisky - 70cl / 43.9%
XOP - Cambus 30 Year Old - Cask # DL13089 - Single Grain Scotch Whisky - Douglas Laing An incredible single cask grain whisky from a closed distillery presented to us by Douglas Laing & Co. One refill hogshead deeming only 282 hand filled bottles. Cask #DL13089 Distilled September 1988 Bottled …