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Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Under the Scotch Whisky Regulations, a single malt Scotch whisky must be made at a single distillery in Scotland, from water, yeast and malted barley without the addition of any...

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Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Under the Scotch Whisky Regulations, a single malt Scotch whisky must be made at a single distillery in Scotland, from water, yeast and malted barley without the addition of any other cereals. It must also be distilled in a copper pot still, aged for at least three years in oak casks and be bottled at no less than 40% abv.

While each individual malt whisky distillery will have its individual style, geographically they are split into regional styles. Within these regions the malt whiskies tend to share certain common characteristics but each distillery has it’s own.

Highland and Island distilleries are situated north of a line from Greenock to Dundee. They produce the many intensely flavoured malts, with distinct peatiness, but also floral and honey characteristics. Within the Scottish highlands, the distilleries in the Speyside area produce particularly elegant whiskies that are highly sought after, either as components to blends or as single malts. The Speyside region has the largest number of distilleries. The distilleries on the Island of Islay, off the west coast of Scotland, produce the most fully flavoured and peatiest whiskies, with aromas and flavours of smoke, seaweed, iodine and tar. These are imparted by the local peat used for the malting, which was originally created from decayed marine, vegetable matter. Lowland malts come from the south of the line from Greenock to Dundee; these produce the lightest style of malt whisky. Scotch malts from Campbeltown are traditionally full-flavoured and full-bodied whiskies, famous for their depth of flavour and for their slightly salty tang in the finish.

  • Smokehead Rum Rebel

    £49.99

    The mysterious 'Smokehead' single malt Scotch whisky, distilled at an undisclosed Islay distillery then finished in a Caribbean Rum cask. A rich an...

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    £49.99
  • Tamdhu 15 Year Old

    £78.60

    The award winning 15 year old expression from Tamdhu distillery, fully matured in the finrest of sherry casks. Double Gold Winner at the San Franci...

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    £78.60
  • Kilchoman Machir Bay

    £42.50

    Part of the core range of malts at Kilchoman distillery, Machir Bay is a vatting of single malt Kilchoman matured in both bourbon and sherry casks....

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    £42.50
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    Kilchoman Machir Bay & Sanaig Gift Pack

    Original Price £39.98
    Current Price £36.00

    This neat little Islay gift pack contains two of the whiskies within Kilchoman's core range, Machir Bay & Sanaig, each served up in a 20cl bott...

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    Original Price £39.98
    Current Price £36.00
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  • BenRiach 21 Year Old

    £118.00

    Matured for a minimum of 21 years and expertly crafted from a combination of casks; bourbon barrels, Pedro Ximénez, sherry casks, virgin oak casks ...

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    £118.00
  • GlenAllachie 18 Year Old

    £82.50

    Released as part of the new core range, this 18 year old GlenAllachie has been matured in American oak, Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso casks. Specially ...

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    £82.50
  • GlenAllachie 12 Year Old

    £38.88

    A 12 year old single malt Scotch whisky from GlenAllachie distillery, matured in Pedro Ximénez, Oloroso and virgin oak casks. Specially selected by...

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    £38.88
  • Wolfburn Aurora

    £49.32

    An exciting single malt Scotch whisky, launched in 2016 from the Wolfburn distillery, released as part of the distillery's Signature range. A sherr...

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    £49.32
  • Kilchoman Sanaig

    £49.80

    Kilchoman Sanaig is the newest expression to be added to the Kilchoman portfolio and has been created from a combination of bourbon and sherry cask...

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    £49.80
  • GlenDronach Peated

    £48.00

    The first ever peated expression from GlenDronach whisky distillery. Created with a phenol level of 25 PPM, with the whisky starting it's life in e...

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    £48.00
  • Peat's Beast

    £38.40

    Peat's Beast is an intensely peated, single malt scotch whisky - not for the faint hearted!

    £38.40
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