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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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  • The Arran 25 Year Old - Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 46%

    The Arran 25 Year Old - Single Malt Scotch Whisky   The oldest age statement in the Arran Core Range featuring the distilleries oldest and rarest casks.Presented in a stunning engraved wooden gift box.   Nose – Rich oak with a gentle nutmeg note. Sweeter aromas of baked ripe figs, sultanas …

     
    £295.00 inc. VAT
  • Arran 8 Year Old - Douglas Laing's - Provenance - Coastal Collection - Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 46%

    Arran 8 Year Old - Douglas Laing's - Provenance - Coastal Collection - Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Provenance Single Cask Single Malts offer an exceptional taste of the hugely varied and fascinating work of Scotland’s Whisky regions. In celebration of the idyllic Whisky islands and the seas that …

     
    £59.99 inc. VAT
  • 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. 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, with a higher propo…

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    £39.99 inc. VAT
  • Arran Sauternes Cask Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 50%

    Arran Sauternes Cask Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky 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
  • The Arran 21 Year Old - Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 46%

    The Arran 21 Year Old - Single Malt Scotch Whisky  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 roasted hazelnuts comp…

     
    £125.00 inc. VAT
  • Arran 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 46%

    Arran 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky  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:Colour: Deep ambe…

     
    £85.99 inc. VAT
  • Arran Bodega Sherry Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 55.8%

    Arran Sherry Bodega Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Already proving to be a staff favourite! Matured in some of the finest Sherry casks available to the whisky industry. A return to the style of some of the earliest Arran Single Malt, which was mostly matured in Sherry casks. Fully matured for 7 y…

     
    £54.99 inc. VAT
  • Arran Quarter Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 56.2%

    Arran Quarter Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The Arran Single Malt selected for The Quarter Cask is aged in smaller casks to intensify the maturation process and add an extra dimension of spice.Matured for 7 years in Bourbon Barrels and for a further 2 years in 125L Quarter Casks.This process prod…

     
    £49.99 inc. VAT
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