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SCOTTISH WHISKY REGIO

SCOTTISH WHISKY REGIO​

Campbeltown was once the richest part of Britain. This was partly due to the 34 distilleries housed on the Kintyre Peninsula. At the time, Campbeltown was considered the "Whisky Capital of the World. Today, this whisky region is home to only 3 active distilleries, of which Springbank is perhaps the best known.

The Highlands region is the largest whisky region in Scotland. This region runs roughly from Glengoyne in the South to Wolfburn in the North and from Ardnamurchan in the West to Glen Garioch in the East. Approximately 25% of Scottish Malt Whiskies are Single Highland Malt.

All but one of the islands together make up the Islands region. Only Islay is considered a separate whisky region. In the south, between the Lowlands and Campbeltown, lies the island of Arran, along the west coast you will find further Jura, Mull and the Skye peninsula. Scotland's northernmost distillery, Highland Park, is located on the Orkney Islands.

This is one of the largest islands in Scotland, but certainly the largest whisky island in the world. This island breathes whisky with the most number of distilleries per square kilometer. Big names like Ardbeg, Laphroaig and Lagavulin have been making whisky for over 200 years. The island is known for its peaty character, but there are also distilleries here that do not use peat at all.

This area is the closest to England and in the past was the most important whisky region in Scotland. Today, the Lowlands is home to only a few Single Malt Whisky distilleries, but is also an important region for grain distilleries. The biggest names in this region are Auchentoshan and Glenkinchie, yet the biggest distillery is a lesser known name, Ailsa Bay.

The Speyside region is a very important whisky region. Over 50 distilleries stand along the banks of the River Spey. Big names like Macallan, Glenfarclas and Aberlour stand almost in the river. The region is very diverse so it is not a do to give a general flavor note to this region.

Campbeltown was once the richest part of Britain. This was partly due to the 34 distilleries housed on the Kintyre Peninsula. At the time, Campbeltown was considered the "Whisky Capital of the World. Today, this whisky region is home to only 3 active distilleries, of which Springbank is perhaps the best known.

The Highlands region is the largest whisky region in Scotland. This region runs roughly from Glengoyne in the South to Wolfburn in the North and from Ardnamurchan in the West to Glen Garioch in the East. Approximately 25% of Scottish Malt Whiskies are Single Highland Malt.

All but one of the islands together make up the Islands region. Only Islay is considered a separate whisky region. In the south, between the Lowlands and Campbeltown, lies the island of Arran, along the west coast you will find further Jura, Mull and the Skye peninsula. Scotland's northernmost distillery, Highland Park, is located on the Orkney Islands.

This is one of the largest islands in Scotland, but certainly the largest whisky island in the world. This island breathes whisky with the most number of distilleries per square kilometer. Big names like Ardbeg, Laphroaig and Lagavulin have been making whisky for over 200 years. The island is known for its peaty character, but there are also distilleries here that do not use peat at all.

This area is the closest to England and in the past was the most important whisky region in Scotland. Today, the Lowlands is home to only a few Single Malt Whisky distilleries, but is also an important region for grain distilleries. The biggest names in this region are Auchentoshan and Glenkinchie, yet the biggest distillery is a lesser known name, Ailsa Bay.

The Speyside region is a very important whisky region. Over 50 distilleries stand along the banks of the River Spey. Big names like Macallan, Glenfarclas and Aberlour stand almost in the river. The region is very diverse so it is not a do to give a general flavor note to this region.