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whiskyknowledge/whisky-regions

Our focus is primarily on single-malt Scotch whiskies. There are four major regions in Scotland::

 

  •   Speyside: Over half of Scotland's malt whisky distilleries are located in this area. These whiskies tend to show honey, fruity, and vanilla notes.

  •   Lowlands: An area which uses little peat to dry the malt, the Lowlands produce light and delicate whiskies with floral and cereal notes.

  •   Highlands: Warm, rounded, and sweet, these whiskies evoke images of vast fields and heather-covered moorland.

  •   Islay, Skye: These two islands produce a lot of peated whiskies, strong and smoky, with powerful flavours.

 

Peated and non-peated whiskies

 

Peated whisky is made by exposing the barley grain to peat smoke during the drying process. The more peated the whisky, the smokier its flavour. It is important to remember that this is simply a choice made by the distiller and is not an indicator of quality.