the fine wines of the world, the single
malt whiskies of Scotland are grouped by
region. Traditionally there were four
whisky distilling regions, these regions
have more to do with old regulations and
taxation systems than anything else.
four main Whisky Regions of
Scotland are Campbeltown, Islay,
Lowlands and the Highlands. Speyside and
the Islands are generally accepted as
sub-divisions of the Highlands region.
Each of these individual regional groups
do to some extent produce many whiskies
which are similar in their broad basic
flavours, although there are certainly a
Whisky regional characteristics are not
quite as clear cut as with wines. You
will find that many whiskies from the
same region have similar characteristics
in taste and style, but this is more of
a guideline rather than a set rule.
The final flavour of a whisky is
determined more by the equipment used
and the methods used to produce each
whisky rather than
by the geographical location of where
the whisky is produced.
The Scotch Whisky Regions
looking to buy a whisky of the same
style and characteristics to one you
already enjoy, the region in which
the whisky is produced should be
considered but by no means should it be
used as the only guideline.
Select a Scotch Whisky region below for
information on the whiskies of
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