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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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  • Speyburn 13 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Old Malt Cask Bottling

    Speyside - 70cl / 50%

    An unusually sweet, sherried Speyburn 13 Year Old Single Cask from Hunter Laing & Co, bottled under their much respected Old Malt Cask Range. A cracking value for money whisky! Only 483 bottles charged from a Sherry Butt. Distilled November 2004 and bottled August 2018. Nose : Vanilla, caramel, …

     
    £59.99 no VAT
  • Balmenach 13 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Old Malt Cask Bottling

    Speyside - 70cl / 50%

    An unusual yet extremely delicious Balmenach 13 Year Old Single Cask from Hunter Laing & Co, bottled under their much respected Old Malt Cask Range. Only 264 bottles charged from a Refill Barrel. Distilled August 2004 and bottled May 2018. Nose : Full bodied with peaches, ginger bread and almonds…

     
    £59.99 inc. VAT
  • Inchgower 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Old Malt Cask Bottling

    Speyside - 70cl / 50%

    A really good value Inchgower 10 Year Old Single Cask from Hunter Laing & Co bottled under their much respected Old Malt Cask Range. Only 96 bottles charged from a Sherry Hogshead. Distilled April 2008 and bottled November 2018. Nose : Toffee, vanilla ice cream and strawberry sauce. Palate : Car…

     
    £59.99 inc. VAT
  • Miltonduff 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Old Malt Cask Bottling

    Speyside - 70cl / 50%

    A rare find these days, this Miltonduff 21 Year Old Single Cask from Hunter Laing & Co is bottled under their much respected Old Malt Cask Range. Only 269 bottles charged from a Refill Hogshead. Distilled April 1995 and bottled February 2017. Nose : Creme caramel, apples and shortbread. Palate :…

     
    £89.99 inc. VAT
  • MacDuff 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Old Malt Cask Bottling

    Highland - 70cl / 50%

    A real treat to find these days, this MacDuff 21 Year Old Single Cask from Hunter Laing & Co is bottled under their much respected Old Malt Cask Range. Only 287 bottles charged from a Refill Hogshead. Distilled March 1997 and bottled May 2018. Nose : Fresh and punchy with cereals, vanilla, apple …

     
    £89.99 inc. VAT
  • Lagavulin 9 Year Old - House Lannister - Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Islay - 70cl / 46%

    Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection Lagavulin 9 Year Old - House Lannister - Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky Part of the much anticipated Game of Thrones Single Malts Collection, this 9 year old Lagavulin has been exclusively matured in 100% fresh ex-Bourbon casks, givin…

     
    £64.99 inc. VAT
  • Blair Athol 23 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Old Malt Cask Bottling

    Highland - 70cl / 50%

    A fantastic Blair Athol Single Cask from Hunter Laing & Co bottled under their much respected Old Malt Cask Range. Only 684 bottles charged from a Sherry butt. Distilled March 1995 and bottled April  2018. Nose : Raspberries, liquorice and camphorwood. Palate : Rich with red fruits,malty notes …

     
    £99.99 inc. VAT
  • GlenAllachie 25 Year Old - Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Speyside - 70cl / 48%

    From the Gaelic: Gleann Aileachaidh, Valley of the Rocks. GlenAllachie 25 Years Old is a combination of Pedro Ximinez and Oloroso casks specially selected by  Master Distiller Billy Walker and bottled at a slightly higher ABV of 48%. This is a truly grand Sherried 25 year old malt. Colour : Bea…

     
    £245.00 inc. VAT
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