Scotland ranks unchallenged as the home of Whisky. While the Irish claim origin and quality the records and the market say otherwise, Scotch is one of the most successful drinks in the world. Its global fame can be attributed no less to traditional production, but also to the love and enthusiasm shown among the initiated.
Beyond mere density (Scotland has by far the highest density of whisky distilleries relative to the size of the country around the world) the country also produces a dizzying number of varieties and styles meaning there truly is something for everyone. From the signature peat smoke of Islay to the sweet and smooth Lowlands and the unstoppable fruit and nutty richness of Speyside there’s always a reason to reach for a dram. The only question is peated, Sherry cask maturation or both?
|Loch Lomond Single Grain Highland Single Grain Scotch Whisky||4.2||15||£25|
|Compass Box The Spice Tree Highland Blended Malt Scotch Whisky||4.5||32||£44.9|
|Ardbeg Uigeadail 70cl||4.5||217||£51.9|