If you’re looking for Scotch whisky then you’ve come to the right place. At DrinkFinder we have one of the largest selections of Scottish whisky you’re likely to come across, with over 700 varieties to choose from.
What is Scotch whisky?
The definition of Scotch whisky is enshrined in law, and only whisky that has been produced according to these strict legal requirements can be marketed and sold as true Scotch whisky. Firstly, it must be produced in its entirety at a distillery in Scotland. But not all Scottish whisky can be labelled as Scotch.
According to the Scotch whisky Regulations 2009, it must also:
- Be produced from only water and malted barley fermented by yeast, with the possible addition of whole grains of other cereals
- Be matured in oak casks with a capacity not exceeding 700 litres, in Scotland, for a period of least three years
- Retain the colour, aroma and taste derived from the raw materials used in its production
- Be distilled at an alcoholic strength of less than 94.8%
These strict regulations were implemented not only to protect the livelihoods of Scottish whisky producers, but also to ensure that consumers are getting exactly what they are paying for when purchasing Scotch whisky.
Types of Scotch whisky
In our online whisky shop you’ll find a variety of different types of Scottish whisky. To help you in choosing a bottle, here’s a quick rundown of the types:
- Single malt - Single malt scotch is Scottish whisky that is produced at a single distillery.
- Blended - This type of Scotch whisky is produced using a variety of different malts and grain whiskies from different distilleries. These are mixed together by a master blender to create a ‘blend’ with its own distinct taste and qualities.
- Blended malt - A less common form of scotch whisky, blended malts are produced using a variety of malt whiskies from different distilleries, with no grain whiskies added.
Buy Scottish whisky securely online
At DrinkFinder we have over 50 years experience in selling whisky, wines and other spirits. From our origins in the Cornish town of Constantine, where we are still based, we have expanded to offer an unprecedented range of fine Scotch whisky and a huge selection of wines and spirits. To see for yourself, simply browse our website to find your favourite whisky, or discover something new.