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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 / 52.7%

     Deanston - 12 Year Old - 2008 - Oloroso Cask Matured - Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Distilled and filled into Oloroso casks on 4th September 2008. The Oloroso sherry casks add a dry nutty sherry influence to this single malt, with treacle toffee and fruit to the fore.   Colour: Auburn. Nose: C…

     
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  • Deanston - 2002 - 17 Year Old - Organic - PX Cask - Finish - Limited Edition - Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 49.3%

    Deanston - 2002 - 17 Year Old Organic PX Cask Finish Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This is a very interesting and recent release  Limited Edition from Deanston Distillery. Only the 3rd Organic whisky ever launched by Deanston and the 2nd Organic Limited Edition. This single malt re…

     
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  • Deanston - 2002 - 17 Year Old - Pinot Noir - Cask Finish - Limited Edition - Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 50%

    Deanston - 2002 - 17 Year Old Pinot Noir Cask Finish Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This is a very interesting and recent release  Limited Edition from Deanston Distillery. Given that Pinot Noir grapes are good enough to make Champagne, that most regal of sparkling wines, Deanston ho…

     
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  • Deanston 23 Year Old - 1995 - Oloroso Matured - Distillery Exclusive Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 50.2%

    Deanston 23 Year Old - 1995 - Oloroso Matured - Distillery Exclusive Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distilled and filled into bourbon casks and matured in oloroso sherry casks, laid down in Oloroso butts in 1995, transferred to first fill oloroso hogsheads on the 17th of January 2017. Honeyed oakiness…

     
    £155.95 inc. VAT
  • Deanston 15 Year Old - 2002 - Marsala Cask Finish - Distillery Exclusive Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 55.2%

      Deanston 15 Year Old - 2002 - Marsala Cask Finish - Distillery Exclusive Single Malt Scotch Whisky Crafted by hand, this Limited Edition was distilled and filled into Whisky Re-Fill casks in 2002. Following almost 14 years of maturation, in the vaulted warehousing at Deanston Distillery, in 201…

     
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  • Deanston 14 Year Old Spanish Oak Distillery Exclusive Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 57.9%

      Deanston 14 Year Old Spanish Oak Distillery Exclusive Single Malt Scotch Whisky Crafted by hand, this Deanston is finished in Spanish oak casks, giving it a deep colour and rich flavour. Finished in Spanish Brandy Butts for 5 year. Nose : The distinctive honeyed fruity character of Deanston…

     
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  • Deanston 15 Year Old Organic Small Batch Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 46.3%

    Deanston 15 Year Old Organic Small Batch. This is a very interesting small batch release from the Deanston Distillery holding a Full Organic Certification, Un-chillfiltered and finished in organic virgin oak casks Certified Organic from start to finish, by the Organic Food Federation, Deanston onl…

     
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  • Deanston Virgin Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Highland - 70cl / 46.3%

    Deanston Virgin Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky Deanston Virgin Oak is one of the new breeds of whisky that have been aged in virgin oak casks. Up until recently this practice was very uncommon in the Scotch whisky industry. A delightfully sweet taste, evoking memories of candied fruits and vanilla…

     
    £36.99 inc. VAT
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