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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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  • Deanston 40 Year Old Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 46.5%

    Introducing one of Deanstons' limited rare bottlings. The 40 year old is made up of spirit from whisky refill casks and oloroso butts. The spirit was filled to the refills in 2007, and the Oloroso casks in 2006. Only 480 bottles worldwide. Deanston Distillery lies on the banks of the River Teith…

     
    £1000.00 inc. VAT
  • Bunnahabhain 8 Year old MacPhail's Collection Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Islay - 70cl / 43%

    This particular expression from Bunnahabhain Distillery is salty and sweet with an underlying smokiness-bonfire embers.Smoky and sweet initially on the palate, with tropical fruit flavours and milk chocolate

     
    £34.99 inc. VAT
  • Bunnahabhain Moine Oloroso Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Islay - 70cl / 60.1%

    A new Limited Edition offering from the Bunnahabhain Distillery. Bunnahabhain, meaning ‘Mouth of the river’ in gaelic was established in 1881 and built close to the mouth of the Margadale river. It is the only distillery on Islay to produce whisky using pure spring water.It is the most northerl…

     
    £75.00 inc. VAT
  • Loch Lomond Single Grain Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 46%

    As a Scotsman, is there anything better in this world than singing Loch Lomond at the end of a party?  Yes actually...doing so with a glass of this, a whisky named after the Bonnie Banks in your hand makes it much better! Single grain is an elegant and full bodied single grain with a smoothn…

     
    £26.99 inc. VAT
  • Loch Lomond Original 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 46%

    As a Scotsman, is there anything better in this world than singing Loch Lomond at the end of a party?  Yes actually...doing so with a glass of this, a whisky named after the Bonnie Banks in your hand makes it much better! Loch Lomond 18 year old single malt is distilled in the unique Loch Lo…

     
    £74.99 inc. VAT
  • Loch Lomond Original 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 46%

    As a Scotsman, is there anything better in this world than singing Loch Lomond at the end of a party?  Yes actually...doing so with a glass of this, a whisky named after the Bonnie Banks in your hand makes it much better! This exquisite 12 Year Old Single Malt has a deep fruity character of …

     
    £36.99 inc. VAT
  • Glenmorangie Bacalta Private Edition 8 Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 46%

    Shipping Now and Selling Fast! This is the eighth release from the Glenmorangie Private Edition Range. Glenmorangie Bacalta-The Story. A MUCH-LOVED FINISH In 1995, Glenmorangie released the world’s first single malt whisky extra-matured in Madeira casks. It was much-loved then and is much soug…

     
    £78.99 inc. VAT
  • Ledaig 19 Year Old Marsala Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 51%

    Coming Soon - Available to Pre-Order Only! Ledaig (Pronounced "Led-Chig") is Gaelic for "Safe Haven" and refers to the original name for the area, with the idea being that once the sea-farers reached the harbour they would be safe from the fierce, West Coast seas.  This Ledaig 19 year old Single…

     
    £125.00 inc. VAT
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