When you think of single malts you think of Scotland. That’s just the way it is. They’ve been doing it for centuries and they’re damn good at doing it too! Japan has its’ whisky regions too but we’re going to discuss the Sottish whisky regions and what comes out of each of them.
Look at the map and you’ll see the region is split into different areas: The Highlands, Lowland, Islay, Islands, Campbeltown and Speyside.
Each region is responsible for creating a unique tasting single malt. While it’s not entirely correct to judge a whisky simply by it’s region (two distilleries side by side could be creating single malts that are miles apart in flavors and aromas) it is generally a good indication of what is in store for you if you know the region the whisky is from.