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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 23 Year Old - Drumadoon Point -The Explorers Series - Release 4 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 49.5%

    Arran 23 Year Old - Drumadoon Point -The Explorers Series - Release 4 - 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. …

     
    £145.00 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.

     
    £46.99 inc. VAT
  • 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 Sherry Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 55.8%

    Arran Sherry 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 years in…

     
    £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
  • Arran Barrel Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 43%

    Arran Barrel Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky. A fresh entry into the new core range, 100% matured in first-fill Bourbon Barrels, combining casks at 7 - 8 years old with older casks to create a fresh and vibrant introduction to Arran Single Malt. Natural colour and non - chill filtered. Tasting …

     
    £32.99 inc. VAT
  • Arran 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Island - 70cl / 46%

    Arran 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky. 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 proportion of Bourbon barrels. Natural colour and non - chill filtered. Tasti…

     
    £37.99 inc. VAT
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