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 — Glenkinchie
Glenkinchie 12 years old 43%
Light, honeyed and with a delicate hint of spice, the Glenkinchie distillery is one of the few remaining Lowland distilleries in Scotland. Situated just outside of Edinburgh, and indeed known as the 'Edinburgh Malt', it is one of the countries most visited distilleries. A fantastic starting point for those new to the pleasures of single malt Sco...