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Types of Scotch Whisky

Aberlour 12 Year Old
Aberlour 12 Year Old

Aberlour is always a good choice - one of the best value Speyside malts around. This double matured version is a mix of traditional oak and sherry casks and is rich and fruity with delicious Chris...

Balvenie
Balvenie

Balvenie distillery Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Its floor maltings have been retained and although this only makes up a small percentage (up to 15%) of the total mash, it is believed that it helps contribute character to the new make – the small amount of peat which is burned might help.

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Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey
Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey

Tennessee Whiskey is very similar to Bourbon, though some are perceived as being mellower than other whiskies due to filtering through charcoal. Scotch is essentially whisky produced in Scotland. If it's not from Scotland, it's NOT Scotch.

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Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old
Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old

Since then, I've acquired a couple of bottles of Bunnahabhain 12 here in the US for $49.00 each) and a bottle of "The Dalmore Aged 12 yr. (Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskey) for about $25.00. Rating - Of the four scotches I purchased from MoM: Nikka fr. the Barrell was number one for me.

Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old
Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old

The 18 year old is a quality single malt, roasted nuts with a touch of sweet sherry. I did not taste any salt but this has a long finish with complexity. Well worth the price.

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Corn Whiskey
Corn Whiskey

Corn whiskey (sometimes called corn liquor or white lightning) is an American liquor made from a mash of at least 80 percent corn and distilled to a maximum strength of 160 proof (80% alcohol by volume).

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Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Solera Reserve Scotch
Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Solera Reserve Scotch

A 15 year old matured in American bourbon, Portuguese sherry and virgin oak. The whisky was then married in a Solera vat. This is a great staple 15 year old from the Glenfiddich distillery.

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Glenkinchie 1991 Distillers Edition
Glenkinchie 1991 Distillers Edition

Ongoing double-matured Classic Malt range. This Glenkinchie has been finished in Amontillado sherry casks for an extra burst of rounded flavour.

Grain Whisky
Grain Whisky

Grain whisky is far cheaper to produce than malt whisky. Historically, the price of new make malt spirit has been more than twice that of grain spirit, per LPA. (These prices do not include the cost of wood.) Due to the low number of grain distilleries, it is easier to manage the production of grain whisky than malt whisky. In periods of over-production, the taps are, quite literally, turned off.

Highland Park 18 Year Old
Highland Park 18 Year Old

Highland Park's 18 Year Old enjoyed a redesign in 2017, receiving livery inspired by the wood carvings from Urnes Stave Church and a new sub-name, "Viking Pride". The Orkney single malt remains the same as before - rich, complex and supremely delicious.

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Malt Whisky
Malt Whisky

Blended malt scotch whisky: Formerly called vatted malts, these are a blend of single malts from two or more distilleries. Companies such as Compass Box purchase whiskies and blend them to create new products with certain characteristics. Peat Monster, for example, is a Compass Box whisky that emphasizes the rich, smoky flavor of peat.

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Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old
Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old

A favourite of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, being conveniently situated close by Balmoral Castle. Royal Lochnagar was originally a key ingredient in VAT 69, but most production is now for single malts.

Rye Whiskey
Rye Whiskey

Rye whiskey, like its name suggests, is a whiskey that is distilled from at least 51% rye. What is rye? Rye is a type of grass that is a member of the wheat tribe and closely related to barley.

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San Francisco Double Gold Winner Ardbeg Uigeadail
San Francisco Double Gold Winner Ardbeg Uigeadail

Named for Loch Uigeadail on the isle of Islay, the whisky’s source of water, this unabashedly peaty Scotch marries Ardberg’s traditional deep, smoky notes with the luscious, raisiny tones that come from finishing it in Sherry casks.

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Scapa 16 Year Old the Orcadian
Scapa 16 Year Old the Orcadian

Scapa 16 Year Old Whisky frrom Orkney A fantastic dram which is absolutely tremendous, once tasted the main concern is to purchase another; a true legend, I have yet to taste a better dram. Well done Scapa.....Full marks.

Single Pot Still Whiskey
Single Pot Still Whiskey

Single pot still whiskey is a style of Irish whiskey made by a single distillery from a mixed mash of malted and unmalted barley distilled in a pot still. Somewhat similar to single malt whiskey, the style was defined by its inclusion of unmalted raw barley in the mash in addition to malt.

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Son of a Peat Batch 01
Son of a Peat Batch 01

BATCH 01 is a remarkable marriage of eight of the most famous Scotch Single Malts from Islay, Islands and the Speyside region. The end result is a complex and commanding Whisky bottled at the peak of its powers—its spirit barely contained by the cork.

Springbank 10 Year Old 100 Proof Campbeltown
Springbank 10 Year Old 100 Proof Campbeltown

Bottled at 100 proof (57% abv), a superb 10 year old from Springbank, released in March of 2004. Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt The nose is crisp with a superb clarity and depth.

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The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old
The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old

The whiskey reviewing duo known as Whiskey Noobs reviews The Balvenie Doublewood 12 Year Old Scotch in their latest article.

The Macallan
The Macallan

Macallan is the most sought-after whisky for collectors, and here you'll find a huge range of Macallan Scotch whisky to buy online. Over the past four decades, Macallan has built probably the best reputation for quality malt whisky; rare expressions can change hands for thousands of pounds, and prices for such bottles are continuously going up.

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The Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask
The Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask

Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask has been aged in a combination of American oak and ex-sherry casks. This is a rich whisky which combines fruity citrus and caramel with spicy ginger and nutmeg.

The Macallan Cask Strength
The Macallan Cask Strength

Normally distilled water is added to normalize the alcohol content to the standard bottling levels, however sometimes they normalize it at a might higher alcohol content for cask strength bottlings. For example, The Macallan Cask Strength, which has no age statement, has an alcohol by volume of 58.5%.

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The Traditional Countries
The Traditional Countries

Scotch whisky is divided into five distinct categories: single malt Scotch whisky, single grain Scotch whisky, blended malt Scotch whisky (formerly called "vatted malt" or "pure malt"), blended grain Scotch whisky, and blended Scotch whisky. All Scotch whisky must be aged in oak barrels for at least three years.

Whiskey From the New World
Whiskey From the New World

Within the broad category of whisky/ey are many sub-categories, including bourbon, rye, Tennessee, Scotch, Irish, and Canadian style whiskies. The manufacture of each of these types of whisky/ey is guided and regulated by the government of the spirit's country of origin.

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