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Whisky Gift Guide: Our Pick From The Lowlands
Whisky Gift Guide: Our Pick From The Lowlands
This December, Whisky Partners has collaborated with Hard To Find Whisky to bring you three incredible bottles from each Scotch Whisky region.

This week, we take a look at The Lowlands, famous for its light and floral drams.

Whisky production in the Lowlands region dates back as far as 1494 when Friar John Cor was producing whisky at Lindores Abbey for King James IV. However, it has been historically under-represented when it comes to both distilleries and famous single malts, compared with other regions.

The line between Highlands and Lowlands whisky was drawn up in 1784 by the Wash Act, which impacted how each was taxed, leaving Lowland distilleries feeling victimised because they were paying per gallon in the wash as opposed to a tax based on the size of their still, which led to higher duty rates for them.

In terms of whisky production, the Lowlands actually leads the way and is strongly associated with single malts that are light in colour with a signature dry finish.

To learn more about any of these fantastic bottles or to purchase them from Hard To Find Whisky, please click the images of the bottles below!

Lochlea - Our Barley

Lochlea Our Barley

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Pear Syrup, Fruit Bon Bons, Warm Cut Grass and Marmalade.

Taste: Golden Syrup, Pepper, Rye Bread, Macadamia Nuts, Cream Soda.

Finish: Long Finish with a lasting Orange Beeswax note.

Strathclyde - Bananas And Cream


Tasting Notes:

Palate: Refreshingly fruity on the palate with distinct notes of pear, apricot and banana. Then creamy coconut, vanilla custard and digestive biscuits, red berries, cinnamon and ginger.

Nose: The nose opens with a banoffee pie sweetness developing into a spiced toasted cereal with indulgent creamy vanilla in tow.

Finish: Lasting velvety butterscotch lingers with tangy citrus peel and a dusting of icing sugar.

Bladnoch - 2022 Release PX Cask

bladnoch px cask

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Dark sticks of liquorice and aged oak with a floral background.

Palate: Liquorice sticks with dried apricots, almonds and nutmeg.

Finish: Long with a dry sweetness.

Find bottles from other incredible Scotch Whisky Regions...

To learn more about these incredible whiskies, please click the images above where you will be taken to our partners Hard To Find Whisky’s dedicated product pages. Alternatively, you can discover more of our top picks from the other Scotch Whisky regions including The Islands, IslayCampbeltownSpeyside, and the Highlands by clicking the relevant links.

Slainte mhath!

In collaboration with HTFW

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