Scotland is renowned both for its single malt and its blended whiskies.
A single malt whisky is a product of a single distillery made using a local source of water and malted barley, aged for at least 3 years in oak barrels, and of an alcoholic strength of at least 40% vol. The great strength of Scottish single malts is that it often reflects perfectly its environment. For example, Islay and island malts often bear the briny imprint of maturation in warehouses close to cold northern seas, whereas the softness and smoothness of lowland malts reflect the gentler climate of southern Scotland.
Blended Scotch is a product of blending malts and grain whisky from different distilleries. The aim is generally to produce a smooth, easy to enjoy whisky for both drinking and in some cases mixing.
The production of Scotch whisky can be broken down into seven key stages commonly known as the “seven steps to heaven” – Malting(converting starch into sugar), Kilning( stopping the conversion), Milling(grinding the barley), Mashing(extracting the sugar from the barley), Fermentation(turning the sugar into alcohol), Distillation(turning the alcohol into high proof spirit), Maturation(turning the spirit into whisky). If the kilning is done using a peat fire, the whisky will have a smokey/peaty flavour. If maturation takes place in a barrel formerly used to mature Bourbon, the whisky will have flavours of caramel, toffee and vanilla. If the spirit is matured in former Sherry barrels it will have flavours of rich fruits such as raisins, dates and sultanas.
The A'Bunadh is bottled at natural cask strength and has been matured in sherry casks giving som..
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A very pleasant and medium-light bodied single malt that is great for just about any occasion. Th..
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A wonderfully smoky single malt from Islay. This is one of the smokiest standard expression singl..
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The Corryvreckan is a smoky and medicinal tasting malt that takes its name from a tidal whirlpool..
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Pronounced Oog-a-dal, the name literally means 'dark and mysterious' and is also the name of the ..
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Distilled at Ardmore Distillery in 1965 and bottled by Wm. Cadenced in 1987. Ardmore distillery d..
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The replacement to the Ardmore Traditional Cask, this does not carry an age statement and is compris..
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The core expression in the Arran range and an incredibly popular single malt. Like all other Arran w..
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Arran 12 year old cask strength is a fantastic expression from this relatively young distillery. ..
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The 14 year old Arran replaces the previous 12 year old and it is matured entirely in first fill bou..
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A fine 18 year old Arran that has been exclusively matured in the finest Sherry casks.
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Initially matured in 1st fill American bourbon casks before getting a finishing period in American o..
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Sauternes is a famous sweet wine from the Bordeaux region of France that is widely considered to ..
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A blend of top quality single malts and grain whiskies that have been aged entirely in first fill Bo..
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A rare 1980s bottling of Auchentoshan 10 year old. Triple distilled single malt, aged in oak cask..
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Described by Jim Murray as 'One of the finest Lowland whiskies of our time' in the 2010 Whisky Bi..
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