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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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  • Arran 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 46%

    Arran 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Presented in a beautiful gift box containing two Arran sampling glasses at no extra cost! One of our favourite single malts now presented in a very eye catching new livery. A mix of first fill Bourbon barrels, first fill and re-fill Sherry hogsheads, wi…

     
    £37.99 inc. VAT
  • Arran Amarone Cask Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 50%

    The nose has aromas of poached pears and honey which are followed by toasted almonds. The palate is fruity with dark chocolate, cherry and Turkish delight flavours. Muscular notes of dark plum and bitter-sweet apricots. The finish is well balanced.

     
    £46.99 inc. VAT
  • Arran Port Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 50%

    The nose has wonderful aromas of vanilla spice and ripe citrus with dried fruits and nuttiness. The palate is fruity and spicy with cinnamon baked apple wrestling with raisin and plum pudding. Warming barley with a hint of pear. The finish is sweet.

     
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  • Arran Sauternes Cask Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 50%

    The nose has aromas of honeysuckle, melon and marzipan with a spicy edge. The palate is rich with and honeyed with a lifting zestiness which slides into spice and zingy salt. Vanilla and sultanas stand out. The finish is glorious and rewarding.

     
    £46.99 inc. VAT
  • Arran 21 Year Old Kildonan & Pladda Island The Explorers Series 3 Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 50.4%

    Arran 21 Year Old Kildonan & Pladda Island The Explorers Series 3 Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The Arran Explorers Series is a collection of limited edition expressions of The Arran Single Malt. Each edition celebrates the outstanding scenic beauty and diversity of nature on the Isle of Arran. The …

     
    £140.00 inc. VAT
  • The Arran Ambassador's Dram 11 Year Old - Moscatel Cask - Release 3 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 62.1%

    The Arran Ambassador's Dram 11 Year Old - Moscatel Cask  - Release 3 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky #Cask 08/278. In 2016 Robin Russell was proudly selected as the first UK retailer to become an Arran Malt Ambassador. This special accolade recognises his great support and efforts over the past 24 yea…

     
    £79.99 inc. VAT
  • The Arran 21 Year Old - Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 2019 - Release

    Island - 70cl / 46%

    The Arran 21 Year Old - Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 2019 - Release. Simply the rose in the bouquet! Colour: Rich Amber Aroma: Ginger and dark chocolate, with the ever present citrus notes of the classic Arran in the background. Rich, brooding and luscious. Palate: Hints of soft spices and roaste…

     
    £120.00 inc. VAT
  • Arran 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 2019 Release

    Island - 70cl / 46%

    Arran 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 2019 Release. The Arran  18 Year Old  is a wonderfully balanced expression of the Arran Malt which displays a tremendous depth of character. Even mix of first fill and second-fill Sherry hogsheads and first-fill Bourbon barrels   Tasting Notes:Col…

     
    £84.99 inc. VAT
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