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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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  • Tomatin 12 Year Old French Oak Finish 2006 UK Exclusive Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

    Highland - 70cl / 46%

    Tomatin Distillery have launched a second  UK exclusive bottling, a 2006 vatting of two casks, finished in French oak. Smooth and easy drinking, caramel, plum jam and marzipan help infuse a delicate sweetness, followed by a pleasantly dry finish with hints of coffee and spice. Only 721 bottles ava…

     
    £80.00 inc. VAT
  • Tamdhu 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Speyside - 70cl / 46%

      A Wonderful presentation, which only compliments the fluid contained within. A very exciting new 15-year-old expression,fully appreciating the time maturing exclusively in the finest sherry oak casks. Nose: An aromatic array of apple pastry, spiced currants and orange zest, with exotic notes o…

     
    £84.99 inc. VAT
  • Tamdhu Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Cask Strength - Batch 4

    Speyside - 70cl / 57.8%

    A cracking new presentation bottle, which only compliments the fluid contained within. This is a cracking distillery now reborn and spawning there first cask strength offering to us. A small number of exceptional sherry oak casks have been hand selected and bottled unchillfiltered at natural colou…

     
    £74.99 no VAT
  • Glengoyne Legacy Series Chapter One Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 48%

    Glengoyne Legacy Series: Chapter One 2019. We are delighted to have in stock the first bottling of this new series Chapter One, this first release honours Cochrane Cartwright, the legendary distillery manager who transformed the distillery in 1869 by slowing the stills, making them the slowest in S…

     
    £54.99 inc. VAT
  • Glengoyne 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 20cl

    Highland - 20cl / 40%

    Glengoyne is one of the few distilleries that uses absolutely no peat to dry their malted barley, instead simply using air. They also have the slowest distillation process, resulting in a beautifully smooth and easy-drinking whisky. The 10 Year Old is a sweet, creamy delight. Fresh green apples and…

     
    £15.99 inc. VAT
  • Bruichladdich Distillery Micro-Provenance Series - Vintage 2006 - 12 year Old - Sauternes Cask 3142 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Islay - 70cl / 58.4%

    Image For Illustration Purposes Only!Bruichladdich Distillery Micro - Provenance Series. Single Cask. Cask Evolution Exploration. This Vintage 2006 Sauternes  Cask has an out-turn of only 282 bottles released as a Limited Edition Exclusively for the UK Laddie Crew. Distilled 24-11-2006 Bottled …

     
    £100.00 inc. VAT
  • Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie 20cl - Scottish Barley Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Islay - 20cl / 50%

    This is Bruichladdich's new flagship product, replacing the now defunct Laddie 10 year old. The legacy of the old whisky remains with this one still being floral and unpeated to taste, aged in American Oak casks and presented in the aqua tin. There are a couple of changes though...it no longer carri…

     
    £16.99 inc. VAT
  • Big Peat 10 Year Old Limited Edition Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

    Blended Malt - 70cl / 46%

    Introducing Big Peat 10 Year Old Limited Edition. Established in 2009, Big Peat is now celebrating his 10th birthday in 2019. This particular whisky gentleman has been a friend of Robbie's Drams for his full age statement and as a company we have nominated him for many awards! A vatting of heavily…

     
    £61.99 inc. VAT
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