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Hop For Scotch: 5 Regions Famous For Its Whiskies


Hop For Scotch: 5 Regions Famous For Its Whiskies

You may like it on the rocks, with a dash of soda or mixed with water, Scotch is a one-of-kind liquor. Produced in Scotland, it can differ in taste, smell and even appearance depending on which region it’s come from. Have a look at the five main Scotch areas:


It is the largest area in terms of whisky production. Distilleries here provide for 25% of whisky produced in Scotland.

Taste profile: Malt, peat, oak, dried fruits, fruity and smoky flavours

Famous distilleries: Glenmorangie, Dalmore, Oban


Speyside is the heart of Scotch whisky production with a high density of distilleries in the region. It is situated in north-east Scotland, neighbouring Highlands. It receives its name from the River Spey that flows through the region. It is known for its sweet and flavourful single malts.

Taste profile: Apple tart, vanilla, sweet spices, dried fruits, oak

Famous distilleries: Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, Dalwhinnie, Glen Grant, The Macallan


It is the second biggest whisky-producing region in terms of area. It is located in southern Scotland and meets the border of Highlands. Light style whiskies are found here.

Taste profile: Cut grass, honey, toffee, cinnamon sticks

Famous distilleries: Auchentoshan, Glenkinchie, Bladnoch


Once densely populated by distilleries, Campbeltown is now home to only three distilleries.

It is at the foot of Mull of Kintyre. The region is known for dry and smoky whisky style.

Taste profile: Smoke, dried fruits, toffee, grassy

Famous Distilleries: Glen Scotia, Glengyle, Springbank


It is a small region and is famous for strong smoky and peaty style single malts.

Taste profile: smoke, apple, seaweed, raisins, woody

Famous distilleries: Ardbeg, Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Bowmore


The area is surrounding the mainland of Scotland. Different styles of whiskies are found here. The commonality between the different styles are the peat and salinity (due to the vicinity of the sea)

Taste profile: Peat, honey, smoke, pepper seeds

Famous distilleries: Talisker, Highland Park

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