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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)
Mortlach 12 Year Old -2006 -Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Douglas Laing - Old Particular- Exclusively bottled for UK Emporiums.
Speyside - 70cl / 54.9%
Robbie's Whisky Merchants are proud to uphold the standards required to be a Douglas Laing Emporium. Mortlach 12 Year Old Exclusively Bottled for UK Emporiums. Mortlach 12 year old distilled in April 2006 and bottled July 2018. Only 338 bottles worldwide. Tasting Notes:Elegant and bright – t…
Islay - 70cl / 48%
Provenance "The Coastal Collection" is a limited edition Single Cask series of four bottlings honouring Scotland’s Whisky islands and the seas that surround them. The Collection's third release is this Caol Ila 6 Years Old Single Cask bottling which has spent its life maturing in a refill Hogshead…
Highland - 70cl / 56.4%
Limited Edition Deanston 9 Year Old 2008 Brandy Cask Finish This is a very interesting and the latest release Limited Edition from Deanston Distillery. The whisky was distilled and filled into traditional oak whisky casks in 2008. Following almost 8 years of maturation, in the vaulted warehousin…
Speyside - 70cl / 47.2%
Another Award Winning Dram! Glen Moray 18 Year Old won the 2018 Spirit of Speyside Award in the 13- to 20-year-old whisky category. American oak barrels have been selected to emphasise the incredibly smooth character and taste of Glen Moray 18 year Single Malt. An intense whisky with a perfect str…
Speyside - 70cl / 40%
Glen Moray 15 Year Old has been matured in two distinct cask styles, sherry and American oak. An beautifully complex whisky with a hint of spice and delicate smoke that boasts dried fruits and rich dark chocolate. Nose:Sherried oak and butter toffee. Taste:Full-bodied and indulgently sweet…
Highland - 70cl / 59.3%
Wowser! Tomatin Distilleries first ever UK exclusive bottling, a 2008 Single Cask, unique as there are no other bourbon-only matured whiskies in the range. First Fill Ex-Bourbon Cask bottled at a hefty 59.3% alc./vol. Only 250 bottles available. Nose–Initial sweet oak intertwined with vanill…
Highland - 70cl / 46%
A very interesting Cask maturation from Tomatin! A cracking Tomatin 15 year old distilled in 2003, this whisky has spent the first 10 years of its life in traditional Scotch Whisky oak casks. On 1st May 2013, it was transferred to Portuguese Moscatel wine barriques, which have imparted flavours of …
Highland - 70cl / 50%
This limited edition vintage Cù Bòcan matured in a combination of Sherry and Bourbon casks is aged for 11 years. Rounded and full with emerging sweet, peaty smoke and spiced earthy fruit flavours, this limited edition will not disappoint. Nose : Butterscotch, toffee apples and honey are met with…