Speyside: Scotch with hints of fruit, honey, and vanilla
Islay: Scotch with strong notes of smokey peat moss
Lowland: Scotch with hints of toffee, honeysuckle, and cinnamon
Highland: Scotch with hints of salty coastal malts
Campbeltown: Scotch with hints of salt, smoke, and toffied fruit
Map available from edinburghart.com
Excerpt from scotch-whisky.org.uk:
"Scotch Whisky Regions
There are five Scotch Whisky regions - Campbeltown, Highland, Islay, Lowland and Speyside. Each offers a different perspective on Scotch Whisky.
The most densely populated Whisky region in the world, famous for fertile glens and, of course, the River Spey. Speyside whiskies are known for being frugal with peat and full of fruit. Apple, pear, honey, vanilla and spice all have a part a role in expressions from this region, which are commonly matured in Sherry casks.
Soft and smooth malts are characteristic of this region, offering a gentle, elegant palate reminiscent of grass, honeysuckle, cream, ginger, toffee, toast and cinnamon. The whiskies are often lighter in character and perfect for pre-dinner drinks.