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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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    Highland - 70cl / 46%

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  • Loch Lomond Original 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 46%

    As a Scotsman, is there anything better in this world than singing Loch Lomond at the end of a party?  Yes actually...doing so with a glass of this, a whisky named after the Bonnie Banks in your hand makes it much better! This exquisite 12 Year Old Single Malt has a deep fruity character of …

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  • Inchmoan 12 Year Old - Loch Lomond Island Collection - Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 46%

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  • Inchmoan 1992 - Loch Lomond Island Collection - Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 48.6%

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  • Loch Lomond 19 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky - The Open Royal Portrush Edition

    Highland - 70cl / 50.3%

    Loch Lomond 19 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky - The Open Royal Portrush Edition. Introduced as the latest edition of The Open Course Collection from Loch Lomond Whiskies, the official Spirit of the Open, this Highland single malt has been matured in American oak casks for at least 19 years. Ma…

     
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  • Loch Lomond Single Grain Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 46%

    As a Scotsman, is there anything better in this world than singing Loch Lomond at the end of a party?  Yes actually...doing so with a glass of this, a whisky named after the Bonnie Banks in your hand makes it much better! Single grain is an elegant and full bodied single grain with a smoothn…

     
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  • Inchmurrin 18 Year Old Loch Lomond Island Collection Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 46%

    Inchmurrin Whisky is distilled in the unique stills that give the whisky its light floral and grassy notes. As whisky has been aged in wood for 18 years it brings out sweeter more woody notes from the character of the casks.  Nose: Rich, deep aromas of heather honey perfectly balanced with crafted…

     
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  • Inchmurrin 12 Year Old Loch Lomond Island Collection Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 46%

    The new Inchmurrin 12 year old is a lovely dram. This whisky is aged in three types of cask-bourbon, refill and re-charred casks making the whisky light and floral with grassy notes.  Nose: Distinctively fruity with pear drops and toffee sweetness. Light notes of freshly cut hay in summer sun. …

     
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