Thank goodness for the existence of The Scotch Whisky Association. It defines and controls just what is and is not Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Something of such great beauty in both taste and appearance deserves protection under the law.
The SWA also seeks to protect"the traditional regional names associated with Scotch Whisky production, i.e. 'Highland', 'Lowland', 'Speyside', 'Campbeltown' and 'Islay'."
With the exception of Campbeltown, I have tried and enjoyed famous Scotch Whiskies from each of the traditional regions.
My most favourite of all time Single Malt Scotch Whisky is Lagavulin.