Scottish whisky evolved from a Scottish drink called "Usige Beatha" which means ‘water of life’. The very first whiskies were made only from barley. More recently wheat and rye began to be used by commercial distilleries, thus blending became popular. As mentioned, Scotch whisky is available in several varieties which influence the taste. The age of the blend also plays and important role in defining the taste of the drink.
Whisky is often aged for a minimum of three years in oak barrels before bottling. The taste also differs according to region. The main regions that produce whiskies in Scotland are the Lowlands, the Highlands, Speyside and Campbeltown, of which Speyside has about 50% of Scotland's distilleries.
Apart from this, one must know how to read the labels of the bottles, which state important information referring to age, the malt (whether from single distillery or many), and the manufacturer. There are so many different brands and varieties that you may find it difficult to make a selection, our WineStyle experts are available to assist you should you require any help.
Different people have different requirements and preferences, one single brand or blend cannot be recommended for everyone. WineStyle source whisky from some of Scotland’s finest producers; Ballantines, Chivas Regal and Jonnie Walker are just a few of the many brands to choose from.
Please take a moment to browse through our selection, we offer many different types whisky from Scotland and provide details of the age, malt and blend. You can buy Scottish whisky at the most competitive prices on the market.