Single Malts

The holy grail of Whisky. Single Malts by definition are from a single distillery. However these too can be described in a number of ways. Dependent on age and strength.

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Lowland

The start of the whisky journey heading North. Lowland whiskies are often noted for a light delicate taste and some are viewed as a gentle step into the world of whisky. Many of the distilleries in the area traditionally distilled their whisky three times(in common with Irish whisky). Producing light and appetising drams.


Sadly few of the distilleries remain open, there are however some real gems amongst them.

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Highland

Covering an area from the outskirts of Glasgow and heading North to Wick (the home of Old Pultney). Highland malts can vary dramatically and cover a wide range of tastes and styles. The Highland region is home to some of the most picturesque distilleries and well worth a visit.

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Speyside

Home of between a half and two thirds of all distilleries working today, and with good reason. The area is blessed with land that is rich,fertile which is tailor made for growing barley.The local rivers provide an ideal source for the water.

Seyside whiskies are charecterised by a smoothness and a richness that make it the finest of all the whisky regions.

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Island

The Islands include Orkney in the north and follow a pattern down along the west coast.
Wild and windswept the island whiskies all have a great deal of charecter in them.

These whiskies are noted for a salty tang and embracing nature.

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Campbeltown

An area of Scotland that once used to have more 30 distilleries. Campbeltown lies close to the Irish coast and it is reasonable to assume that this is where whisky producing first started in Scotland.
Just a few handful of distilleries remain. The whisky though is top class.

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