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 25 year old is one of the newest releases from Glengoyne and it has had some great reviews. This..
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This is the eighth batch of the highly acclaimed Glengoyne Cask Strength series. Bottled at 59...
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This is the second chapter in the Glengoyne Legacy Series. A single malt whisky which has ..
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Glengoyne Teapot Batch No. 007 has been created in remembrance of the days when workers at Glengoyne..
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A subtle and smooth whisky, encompassing the best of the Lowland style. This is the replacement to t..
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A double matured version of Glenkinchie's underrated single malt. Finished in Amontillado Sherry..
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A unique edition from the Speyside distillers, the 12-year-old Glenlivet is matured in first-fi..
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The perfect example of the floral, grassy and fruity Speyside style. This Glenlivet is soft and deli..
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The core release in the Glenmorangie range is this their 10 year old 'Original'. Since rebra..
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This is Glenmorangie's Sherry cask finished whisky. You could be forgiven for thinking that Lasa..
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The Nectar D'Or gets it's name from the sweet Sauternes wine casks used for the final matura..
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Aged firstly in bourbon casks, Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban is then finished in ruby port casks to crea..
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One of the world's greatest whiskies without an age statement. Signet is made from a unique mix ..
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Released as part of a trio of Travel Retail market bottlings in 2018, the Highland Park 14 Year Old ..
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Thought by many as one of the finest single malts available. This is a rich and full flavoured whisk..
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Jura whisky is quite unique and totally different to its neighbours on Islay. This 10 year old is th..
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