A tasting guide to the Scottish whisky regions

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Whether you're buying whisky as a present for a friend or family member, or for yourself, you'll find there's a huge variety of different brands available. If you're considering buying a bottle of Scottish whisky it pays to know the characteristics of each type.

Whisky from Scotland is made in one of five regions: Lowland, Highland, Speyside, Campbeltown and on islands such as Skye, Orkney and Islay.

In this video, drinks writers Neil Ridley and Joel Harrison explore the varied whisky regions of Scotland. So whether you're looking for something gentle, something fiery, or something evocative of a favourite time and place, there will be a perfect whisky for you.

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