Scotch whisky
It is now generally agreed that there are six regions and these are based on taste as well as geographical location.
  • Lowlands
  • Highlands
  • Speyside
  • Campbeltown
  • Islay
  • Islands
The distillate is 75%abv, which is diluted to 63.4%abv and stored in oak casks (average is a 250litre hogshead). Depending on casks used, the spirit picks up color and flavor. Casks that held bourbon, sherry and port are reused.