I have been sharing about world renowned Scotch Whiskey “Black Dog – Triple Gold Reserve” but i am sure not everyone knows that scotch whiskey is bifurcated into different regions in Scotland that produce whiskies and how each region has its distinct taste. As far as producing whisky is considered, Scotland is divided into four main regions, namely, the Speyside, the Highlands, the Lowlands and the Islay region.
Scotch malt whiskies tend to be grouped within a number of regional categories, usually Speyside, Highland, Islay, Islands and Lowland, though sub-divisions are frequently made within these categories.
More than half of Scotland’s 89 operational malt whisky distilleries are located within the Speyside region of the north-east. For many aficionados, Speyside is the whisky region. It is to malt, as Cognac is to brandy.
Speyside boomed during the late 19th century, when blended whiskies began to take the world by storm. The smooth, comparatively subtle character of many Speyside malts was ideally suited for blends destined to be assaulted by soda siphons in gentlemen’s clubs and officers’ messes around the British Empire. No fewer than 21 distilleries were built on Speyside during the 1890s alone.
According to historic excise legislation, Highland malt whiskies are distilled north of a line stretching between Greenock on the Firth of Clyde in the west and Dundee on the Firth of Tay in the east. Whisky commentators often sub-divide the vast Highland region into a number of smaller areas, within which there may be stylistic similarities. References to Northern, Western, Eastern and Southern Highland areas of production are common.
The Islands category of malt whiskies includes Scapa and the world-renowned Highland Park from the Orkney islands to the north of mainland Scotland, along with western distilleries such as Jura, Tobermory, and Arran. It also includes the mighty, complex and peppery Talisker from the Isle of Skye.
The Lowland region of malt whisky production lies south of the theoretical line between Greenock and Dundee, which separates the Highlands from the Lowlands. History has not been kind to the area, and today only Auchentoshan, near Glasgow, Bladnoch in the far west of Galloway, and Glenkinchie, south of Edinburgh, survive, along with a small-scale, farm-based distillery at Daft Mill in Fife, which gave new impetus to the classification when it opened during 2005.
The Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve is a blended Scotch Whisky which is a smooth drink and helps in finer things of life.
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