Scotland largest region has a wide variety of malt whiskies. Those from the north have maritime character. Whereas central Highland whiskies are lighter bodied.
Incorporating famous names such as Skye and Orkney, the wet and windy climate of the islands contributes a salty, seaweed flavour to the whiskies made here.
Whiskies from this most southerly of the Western Isles are some of the most distinctive in Scotland. Often heavily peated, Islay malts have an unmistakable smoky flavour.
Speyside is home to two-thirds of Scotland`s malt whisky distilleries due to the rich and fertile soil and abundance of natural spring water. Speyside whiskies are known for their elegance and complexity.
Lowlands malt whiskies tend to be drier and lighter than those from the Highlands and make excellent aperitifs. They use lightly seated malt, which lends a subtle sweetness.