A line from Dundee to Dumbarton dictates the Northern extent of the Lowland region, which extends south to the Scottish/English border. The region has eight producing single malt distilleries and about the same number of extinct ones. Traditionally, the Lowland dram is a lighter style, focusing on citrus, 'grassy' and clean oaky notes.
Once home to a large number of distilleries in the early period of Scotch whisky, and while its numbers dwindled to just a handful in more recent times, there has been a resurgance of production in the area with newcomers Kingsbarns, Daftmill and Annandale, all of which will release mature whiskies in the coming years.
Lowland Region — Caledonian
Caledonian 'Xtra Old Particular' 1976 / 42 years old 53.3%
This 42 year old whisky comes from the Caledonian distillery, which was at one time one of the largest grain whisky producers in Scotland. Situated in Edinburgh, Caledonian closed in the late 1980's and there have been very few bottlings of its whisky, this being amongst the very few we have had in our store. The tasting notes from Fred Laing, o...