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Regions of taste

May 24, 2014

Geography comprises an interesting and integral part of social studies that we all studied as a subject at least till our class tenth if not any further. It can be easily recalled that we had studied the effects of location, soil, and climate on the vegetation, crops, flora and fauna of the area. I remember having learnt that Darjeeling and Assam are major producers of tea and that Gujrat and Maharashtra are among the largest cotton growing states because of its black soil and the list goes on. In short, we all learnt most of these geographical facts of India.

Learning never stops! During my research about Scotch whisky, I learnt that whisky producing regions in Scotland are as diverse as wine regions of France. Different regions give different single malt whisky. Whisky of a region has its own distinctive qualities and characteristics.

Scotland can be primarily divided into four whisky producing regions – Speyside, Highlands, Lowlands, and Islay. Each region has a different topography and hence has different climate, landscape and features.

The River Spey is Scotland’s second-longest and fastest river in Scotland. Whisky produced in the Speyside, a fertile lush green valley, is fruity and delicate.

Highlands are famous for being the most scenic landscape and its rugged peaks and moor-lands covered with heathers. The whisky produced in this area is considered to be smooth and floral in taste.

Lowlands terrain consists of plain fields and is ideally suited for growing grains. The whisky produced in this region is light and fresh.

Whisky produced in Islay has strong peaty and maritime aromas. This is because of the rugged and island landscape of the region.

Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve is the blend of separately matured finest single malt whiskies and single grain whiskies of all the four regions of Scotland, blended together meticulously to have characteristics of all these regions. This is only blend involving triple maturation process.

Triple Mature Process

The blend is again matured in the Sherry butts for an extra-long period to give it its unique and distinctive flavour and delicate finish.

Triple matured! Truly refined! This is what Black Dog TGR is!



Sangita Passey
24 May 2014



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