Scotch Single Malt Whisky Regions
Scotch malt whiskies tend to be grouped within a number of regional categories for historical reasons, style and characteristics.
Scotland was traditionally divided into four regions: The Highlands, Lowland, Islay, and Campbeltown.
Speyside, encompassing the Spey river valley in north-east Scotland, once considered part of the Highlands. It has almost half of the total number of distilleries in Scotland within its geographic boundaries; consequently it is officially recognized as a distinct region.
The Islands is not recognised as a region by the Scotch Whisky Association and is considered part of the Highlands region.
In our website we will follow the six region grouping.
2. The Highlands;
4. The Lowlands;
6. The Islands