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THE WCC GUIDE: SPEYSIDE

Speyside Speyside is home to some of the best distilleries in Scotland. Speyside’s water profile helps make the whiskies they produce softer and fruitier than other varieties. The landmass between Inverness and Aberdeen produces three excellent types of whisky: the gentle, fruity ones from Speyside and the harsher, smokier ones from Islay. Speyside in the …

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THE WCC GUIDE: LOWLANDS

Kingsbarns Distillery has a café, shop, and range of tour options for visitors. (Photo by Colin Hattersley Photography) On Scotland’s east coast, Dundee is the northern limit of the Lowland region. The Lowlands extend south to the Scottish/English border and include eight single malt distilleries; Although Lowland malts produce a lighter style, they accentuate citrus, …

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THE WCC GUIDE: ISLAY

Laphroaig Distillery Building Islay is a small island in the Inner Hebrides archipelago off the west coast of Scotland. Although not as rugged and windswept as its counterparts, it is characterized by its barren landscape and dramatic coastline. Islay’s best-known export—and likely most popular Scottish whisky—is Laphroaig, named for the island’s largest town. Even if …

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More Scotch Whisky is enjoyed more globally than American, Japanese, or Irish.

Scotch Whisky must be matured in oak casks for a minimum of 3 years.

Single malt Scotch Whisky is distilled at a single distillery in copper post stills.

Scotch Whisky is just made from 3 natural ingredients – water, yeast, and cereals.

By law, Scotch Whisky can only be made in Scotland.