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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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  • Dalwhinnie 30 Year Old 1987/88 Special Release 2019 Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 54.7%

    Dalwhinnie 30 Year Old 1987/88 Special Release 2019 Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Introduced  as part of the 2019 Special Release Range, this Dalwhinnie 30 Year Old is the latest of six limited distillery releases. This small batch of Dalwhinnie has had plenty of time maturing in refill hogsheads an…

     
    £500.00 inc. VAT
  • Smokehead Sherry Bomb Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Islay - 70cl / 48%

    Smokehead Sherry Bomb Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Smokehead Sherry Bomb is a recently released version of the ever popular Smokehead Single Malt. Peaty, moody, fierce and fruity with a spicy smooth finish.        

     
    £64.99 inc. VAT
  • Tomatin Decades II Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

    Highland - 70cl / 46%

    Tomatin Decades II Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Decades II, the new single malt that celebrates 50 years of excellence at Tomatin Distillery.This unique expression is a marriage of 21 casks, selected from key years throughout the last five decades. As with the original Decades expres…

     
    £165.00 inc. VAT
  • Tomatin 12 Year Old - 2006 - Amontillado Sherry Butts Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

    Highland - 70cl / 46%

    Tomatin 12 Year Old - 2006 - Amontillado Sherry Butts Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky. A delicious limited edition Tomatin 12 year old distilled in 2006, moved to Amontillado Sherry Butts in 2015 for 3 years. Time in traditional oak casks and Amontillado Sherry Butts has brought rich fla…

     
    £56.99 inc. VAT
  • Tomatin 10 Year Old - 2009 - Caribbean Rum Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

    Highland - 70cl / 46%

    A very interesting Cask maturation from Tomatin! A cracking Tomatin 10 year old distilled in 2009, moved to 1st fill Caribbean Rum Barrels in 2018 for around 1 year. Time in traditional oak casks and Caribbean Rum Barrels has brought warm flavours of soft tropical fruit, mocha and salted caramel, …

     
    £46.99 inc. VAT
  • Macallan 2005 Speymalt Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Gordon and MacPhail Bottling - 2019

    Speyside - 70cl / 43%

    An excellent Independent bottling of Macallan released by Gordon & MacPhail as part of the Speymalt Collection. The expression was distilled in 2005 and aged in first fill and refill sherry butts before bottling in 2019. The sherry casks greatly influence the whisky with notes of red apple, honey …

     
    £79.95 inc. VAT
  • Big Peat Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Christmas Edition 2019

    Blended Malt - 70cl / 53.7%

    The latest Christmas edition of Big Peat marks the ninth in the series. This cask strength, smoky snowstorm delivers the ultimate taste of Islay. Big Peat Christmas 2019 packs an appropriately big peated punch, showing all sorts of maritime qualities like ferry engine rooms, tarry ropes, rock pool…

     
    £51.99 inc. VAT
  • Bruichladdich The Organic 2010 Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Islay - 70cl / 50%

    Bruichladdich The Organic 2010 Single Vintage Expression Single estate Organic Single Malt. Mid Coul Farms, Dalcross. The very first barley exploration experiment was in 2003 with organically grown barley. The organic movement was in its infancy and viewed with scepticism but the idea of barley gr…

     
    £69.99 inc. VAT
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