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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)
Blended Malt - 70cl / 48%
Introducing Big Peat “Feis Ile 2018” Limited Edition. This latest Limited Edition demonstrates Douglas Laing and Big Peat’s flair for innovation and fun as they encourage Whisky drinkers around the world to enjoy a taste of Islay and its legendary Feis Ile while they let their creative juices…
Campbeltown - 70cl / 46%
Back for a very short period we are delighted to present Longrow 18 Year Old 2018. Aged in refill Sherry Casks (60%) and fresh Bourbon Casks (40%). Only 4,800 bottles have been produced. Nose : Elegant and refined. Sea salt and Wakame seaweed followed by pine cones, wood shavings and honey. Pala…
Campbeltown - 70cl / 46%
We have the pleasure of presenting to you the much anticipated Springbank 21 year old 2018 release. Aged in Rum Casks (70%) and Bourbon Casks (30%) with an ABV of 46%. Only 3,700 bottles available. Nose: A burst of heather and freshly mowed grass followed by honey, pear skin and wood shavings. Hin…
Islay - 70cl / 46%
This is the seventh annual Loch Gorm Single Malt to be released by Kilchoman. Each release is differentiated by the distillation and bottling dates on the front of the bottle and gift carton.Kilchoman’s Loch Gorm releases are traditionally matured in ex Oloroso sherry casks and this latest edition…
Islay - 70cl / 50%
This is the second Port Cask Matured expression released, the first, launched in 2014 was one of the most talked about Kilchoman releases in the distillery’s thirteen-year history. The 2018 edition is a vatting of thirty ruby port hogsheads filled in 2014, yielding a total of 10,000 bottles. A…
Speyside - 70cl / 56.6%
Celbrating its fiftieth anniversary this year, ‘Connoisseurs Choice’ has received a make-over and it looks fantastic. Aesthetically the packaging may have improved but the proof in the pudding is the contents, on this count you will not be disappointed. This is a Wowser of a single cask Glendu…
Speyside - 70cl / 54.5%
Celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year, ‘Connoisseurs Choice’ has received a make-over and it looks fantastic. Aesthetically the packaging may have improved but the proof in the pudding is the contents, on this count you will not be disappointed. This is a stunning example of a single …
Highland - 70cl / 54.5%
Celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year, ‘Connoisseurs Choice’ has received a make-over and it looks fantastic. Aesthetically the packaging may have improved but the proof in the pudding is the contents, on this count you will not be disappointed. This is a great example of a well balan…