History of Single Malt Scotch

Where Malt Whisky is Made
There are discernable differences between whiskies made in one region and those made in another. Traditionally there were four distilling regions: Lowland, Highland, Islay and Campbeltown. Sometimes the latter two were lumped together, and some early writers refer simply to 'Eastern' and 'Western' malts!

Speyside
The important region of 'Speyside' is a modern sub-division of Highland. Prior to World War II many of the distilleries in this area adopted the appellation 'Glenlivet' (which is a small glen on Speyside) - by tagging it onto the distillery name. The whiskies of Glenlivet had established a reputation by the 18th century - even though they were made outside the law!

Today over half of Scotland's malt whisky distilleries are on Speyside, and as a result the region itself has been carved up by commentators, either according to the rivers running through it or by its principle districts. The latter course has been adapted and the whiskies made in or around Elgin, the Upper Spey, Dufftown and Glenrothes, will be considered as well as Glenlivet itself.

Highland
In recent times, 'Highland' has been further broken down by broad geographical district: North, East, West and Central.

It is impossible to be categoric about the flavor characteristics associated with each region - especially when the wood the whisky has been matured in makes such a huge contribution. Nevertheless, there are certain salient features which will be identified in this journey around the whisky regions of Scotland.

Single Malt Scotch
Aberfeldy 12 Years in Oak Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $39.95
Aberfeldy 21 Years in Oak Limited Release Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $149.95
Aberlour 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Double Cask Matured 750ml $49.95
Aberlour 16 Years Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $79.95
Aberlour 18 Years Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $109.95
Ancnoc 22 Years Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $139.95
Ancnoc 24 Years Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky Non Chill-Filtered 750ml $149.95
Ancnoc Flaughter Limited Edition Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $59.95
Ardbeg 10 Years Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $49.95
Ardbeg Alligator Islay Singel Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $499.95
Ardbeg Ardbog Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $499.95
Ardbeg Auriverdes Islay Single Malt Scotch Whiskey 750ml $149.95
Ardbeg Corryvreckan Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $79.95
Ardbeg Corryveeckan Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 50ml $4.95
Ardbeg Day Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $499.95
Ardbeg Galileo Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1999 750ml $499.95
Ardbeg Uigeadail Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 50ml $4.95
Ardbeg Uigeadail Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $69.95
Auchentoshan American Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $39.95
Auchentoshan 3 Wood Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $69.95
Auchentoshan Virgin Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $149.95
Balblair 1991 18 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $99.95
Balblair 2000 Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $49.95
Ballantine's 17 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky 750ml $109.95
Balvenie 12 Years Old Doublewood Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $49.95
Balvenie 14 Years Old Caribbean Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $79.95
Balvenie 17 Double Wood Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $129.95
Balvenie 21 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $199.95
Balvenie 25 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $599.95
Balvenie 30 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $899.95
Benromach 10 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $49.95
Benromach 30 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $399.95
Bowmore 12 Years Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $49.95
Bowmore 18 Years Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $119.95
Bowmore 25 Years Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $499.95
Bunnahabhain 18 Years Islay Sinle Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $129.95
Bunnahabhain 25 Years Islay Sinle Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $799.95
Bruichladdich Islay Barley Rockside Farm 2007 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $49.95
Bruichladdich Islay Barley Rockside Farm 2010 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $56.95
Bruichladdich Scottish Barley The Classsic Laddie Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $49.95
Bruichladdich Black Art 1990 Edition 04.1 23 Aged Years Unpeated Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $399.95
Bruichladdich Black Art 1992 Edition 05.1 24 Aged Years Unpeated Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $399.95
   
Caol Ila 12 Years Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $84.95
Cardhu 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Scotch 750ml $54.95
Compas Box Peat Monster 10th Anniversary Limited Release 750ml $119.95
Clynelish Distillers Edition 1997 Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $84.95
Craigellachie 13 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $59.95
Craigellachie 23 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $269.95
Dalmore 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $59.95
Dalmore 15 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $99.95
Dalmore 18 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $159.95
Dalwhinnie 15 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $69.95
Ghosted Rare Cask Reserves 26 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $499.95
Girvan Patent Still Single Grain Scotch Whisky No 4 Apps 750ml $49.95
Girvan Patent Still 30 Year Old Scotch Whisky 750ml $599.95
Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $99.95
Glenfarclas 21 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $129.95
Glenfarclas 25 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $169.95
Glenfarclas 40 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $799.95
Glenfiddich 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $34.95
Glenfiddich 14 Years Old Bourbon Barrel Reserve 750ml $49.95
Glenfiddich 15 Years Old Solera Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $59.95
Glenfiddich 18 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $99.95
Glenfiddich 19 Years Old Age Of Discovery Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $199.95
Glenfiddich 21 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $199.95
Glenfiddich 26 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $599.95
Glenfiddich IPA Experiment Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $69.95
Glenfiddich Masters Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $99.95
Glengoyne Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $59.95
Glengoyne 18 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $99.95
Glengoyne 21 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $149.95
Glengoyne 25 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $349.95
Glenhaven North Port 14 Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $499.95
Glenlivet 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $34.95
Glenlivet 15 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky French Oak Reserve 750ml $54.95
Glenlivet 16 Years Old Nadura Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $79.95
Glenlivet 18 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $99.95
Glenlivet 21 Years Old Archive Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $199.95
Glenlivet Founder's Reserve 750ml $39.95
Glenlivet Cellar Colection 1983 Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $999.95
Glenlivet Nadura First Fill Selection Single Malt Scotch Whisky Non Chill Filteration Cask Strength 750ml $74.95
Glenlivet Nadura Oloroso Sherry Casks Single Malt Scotch Whisky Non Chill Filteration Cask Strength 60.7% 750ml $74.95
Glenlivet Pullman 20th Century LTD 14 Years Single Cask Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $999.95
Glenlivet Pullman Club Car 18 Years Single Cask Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml

$999.95

Glenlivet Pullman Water Level Route 14 Years Single Cask Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $999.95
Glenmorangie 10 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1.75 Liter $69.95
Glenmorangie 10 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 100ml $6.95
Glenmorangie 10 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $29.95
Glenmorangie 10 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Gift Set with 2 12 Years old 50ml $39.95
Glenmorangie 12 Years Old Lasanta Single Malt Scotch Whisky 100ml $8.95
Glenmorangie 12 Years Old Lasanta Single Malt Scotch Whisky 50ml $4.95
Glenmorangie 12 Years Old Lasanta Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $49.95
Glenmorangie 12 Years Old Quinta Ruban Single Malt Scotch Whisky 100ml $8.95
Glenmorangie 12 Years Old Quinta Ruban Single Malt Scotch Whisky 50ml $4.95
Glenmorangie 12 Years Old Quinta Ruban Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $59.95
Glenmorangie 12 Years Old Nectar D'or Single Malt Scotch Whisky 100ml $9.95
Glenmorangie 12 Years Old Nectar D'or Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $69.95
Glenmorangie 18 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $129.95
Glenmorangie Astar Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $149.95
Glenmorangie Bacalta Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $119.99
Glenmorangie Companta Private Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $149.95
Glenmorangie Finealta Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $199.95
Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 1990 Single Malt Scotch Whiskey $699.99
Glenmorangie Milsean Single Malt Scoych Whisky 750ml $149.95
Glenmorangie Signet Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $219.99
Glenmorangie Tusail Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $149.95
Glenmorangie 4 Pack Single Malt Scotch Whisky 100ml $29.95
Glenrothes 3 Pack Single Malt Scotch Whisky 100ml $39.95
Glenrothes Sherry Cask Reserve Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $44.95
Glenrothes Vintage Reserve Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $44.95
Gordon & Macphail's Macallan 21 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $299.95
Gordon & Macphail's Macallan 30 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $999.95
Gordon & Macphail's Speymalt Macallan Distillary Distilled in 1970 41 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whiskys $1499.95
Gordon & Macphail's Speymalt Macallan Distillary Distilled in 1970 43 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whiskys $1,499.95
Gordon & Macphail's Speymalt Macallan Distillary Distilled in 1973 43 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whiskys $1,499.95
Highland Park 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $49.95
Highland Park 18 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $149.95
Highland Park Dark Origins Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $79.95
Highland Park Fire 14 years Single Malt Scotch Whisky $399.95
Highland Park Ice 17 Years Single Malt Scotch Whisky $399.95
Higland Park Magnus Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $34.95
Highland Park Valkyrie Single Malt Scotch Whisky $69.95
Iwai Japanese Whisky 750ml $34.95
Iwai Traditional Japanese Whisky 750ml $54.95
Isle Of Jura Prophecy Heavily Peated Single Malt Scotch 750ml $69.95
Kavalan Port Cask Concermaster Taiwan Whisky 750ml $99.95
Kavalan ex Bourbon Oak Taiwan Whisky 750ml $119.95
Kavalan King Car Conductor Taiwan Whisky 750ml $109.95
Lady Burn 41 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky $1999.95
Lagavulin Distiller's Edition 1999 Single Malt Islay Scotch Whisky 750ml $129.95
Lagavulin Distiller's Edition 2000 Single Malt Islay Scotch Whisky 750ml $129.95
Lagavulin 8 Years Old Single Malt Islay Scotch Whisky 750ml $59.95
Lagavulin 12 Years Old Single Malt Islay Scotch Whisky 750ml $149.95
Lagavulin 16 Years Old Single Malt Islay Scotch Whisky 750ml $79.95
Laphroaig 10 Years Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $39.95
Laphroaig 18 Years Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $499.95
Laphroaig 25 Years Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 2015 Cask Strenth Edition $999.95
Laphroaig 30 Years Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky $999.95
Laphroaig 32 Years Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $1299.95
Laphroaig Cairdeas Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 200th Anniversary Edition 750ml $129.95
Laphroaig Lore Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $139.95
Laphroaig Quarter Cask Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $49.95
Laphroaig Select Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $49.95
Laphroaig Triple Wood Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $64.95
Lismore 18 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $49.95
Lismore 21 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $89.95
Lismore Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $16.95
Macallan 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750 $59.95
Macallan 12 Years Old Double Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $69.95
Macallan 17 Years Old Fine Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $299.95
Macallan 18 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $269.95
Macallan 21 Years Old Fine Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $599.95
Macallan 25 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $1999.99
Macallan 30 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $3999.99
Macallan Reflexion V5 Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $1999.99
   
Macallan M Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $6999.95
Macallan Edition No 1 750ml $199.95
Macallan Edition No 2 750ml $129.95
Macallan Rare Cask Single Malt Scotch Whiskey 750ml $299.95
Nikka Coffey Grain Japanese Whisky 750ml $64.95
Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky 750ml $69.95
Nikka Miyagikyo Single Malt Japanese Whisky 750ml $79.95
Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt Japanese Whisky 750ml $59.95
Oban 14 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $74.95
Oban Little Bay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $79.95
Old Pulteney Clipper Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $39.95
Old Pulteney Navigator Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $39.95
Old Pulteney 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $34.95
Old Pulteney 17 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $99.95
Old Pulteney 21 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml Jim Murray's 2013 Whisky Of The Year $169.95
Old Pulteney 35 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $699.95
Octomore #2 140 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky From Bruichladdich Distillery 750ml Temp Out Of Stock $299.95
Octomore #5.1 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky From Bruichladdich Distillery Temp Out Of Stock $199.95
Octomore #7.3 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky From Bruichladdich 750ml Temp Out Of Stock $199.95
Port Charlotte PC7 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky From Bruichladdich Distillery 750ml $299.95
Port Charlotte Scottish Barley Heavily Peated Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky From Bruichladdich Distillery 750ml $64.95
Prometheus 26 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch 750ml $799.95
Singleton Glendullan 12 years old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $29.95
Singleton 18 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $79.95
Speyburn Arranta Casks SIngle Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $34.95
Speyburn Brandan Orach Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1.75 liter $29.95
Speyburn Brandan Orach Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $19.95
Speyburn 10 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $24.95
Speyburn 25 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $399.95
Speyburn 37 Years Old Clan Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky Unchill-Filtered 750ml $399.95
Springbnk 15 Years Old Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $114.95
Suntory The Hakushu 12 Years Old Single Malt Japanese Whisky 750ml $149.95
Suntory The Hakashu 18 Years Old SIngle Malt Japanese Whisky 750ml $499.95
Suntory Hibiki Harmony Japanese Whisky 750ml $74.95
Suntory Hibiki 12 Years Old Japanese Whisky 750ml $199.95
Suntory Hibiki 17 Years Old Japanese Whisky 750ml $399.95
Suntory Hibiki 21 Years Old Japanese Whisky 750ml $699.95
Suntory Toki Japanese Whisky 750ml $44.95
Suntory Yamazaki 12 Years Old Japanese Whisky 750ml $149.95
Suntory Yamazaki 18 Years Old Japanese Whisky 750ml $799.95
Talisker 10 Years old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $64.95
Talisker Storm Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $49.95
Talisker 25 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 45.8% Alc/Vol 750ml $499.95
Talisker 30 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 45.8% Alc/Vol 750ml $799.95
Tomatin 30 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $399.95
Tomintoul 14 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $84.95
Tomintoul 27 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $199.95
Tormore 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml $49.95