Thursday, May 29, 2014

Whisky regions of Scotland & Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve

Ask people what they associate most with Scotland and they’d say tartan, haggis, golf or Robert Burns. The most common answer would most likely be whisky. As Scotland's national drink, it has been produced here for centuries. There's so many ways to discover more about it, whether it be going behind the scenes on a distillery visit, trying single malts at special whisky festivals, sampling a fine dram at an expert-led whisky tasting session or enjoy one by the fire at renowned whisky bars ( Courtesy

Scotland is split into five distinctive whisky-producing regions. The same basic process is used to produce whisky across the country but subtle variations mean single malts from each region have unique characteristics and flavours.


The biggest region in terms of production, half of all Scottish distilleries can be found here. Speyside single malts are noted in general for their elegance and complexity, sometimes with a refined smokiness but more often a fruitness ranging from ripe pears to sultanas.


Pronounced "eye-luh", this is the greatest of whisky-producing islands. It is only 25 miles long, but has no fewer than eight distilleries. It’s covered in peat which is exposed to rain and sea spray. Harvested and used to malt the barley used in distilling, the peat gives the single malts here their characteristic smoky flavour with some salty, seaweed notes.


There are only a handful of Lowland distilleries still operating, producing softer, lighter style single malts that are traditionally known as the 'Lowland Ladies'. Whiskies from here are known for their malty, zesty flavours with slightly fruity, citrusy and sometimes floral notes.

Part of a series prepared for Ginger Claps Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve Scotch Blogging experience!!!  

Disclaimer: The content featured above is only for people aged above 25 years.
Share this article


Post a Comment

Copyright © 2014 Aravindbk's Blog! • All Rights Reserved.
Powered by Blogger
back to top