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Heartlands of Scotland is known for its whisky, rather than its wine – the climate is too cold and wet to allow grapes to ripen sufficiently for use in wine production. Whisky has been produced in Scotland for several hundred years, and the question of whether whisky came to Scotland from Ireland or vice versa is a much-debated topic.Scotland is divided into six main regions: Highlands, Islands, Islay, Campbeltown, Lowlands and Speyside. While some of these regions pertain to a very small number of distilleries, some of them cover large expanses of land and require further sub-division.Geographically, Scotland lies to the north of England, between latitudes of 55 and 60 degrees, and is characterized by areas of moorland, highland and coastal islands. Despite this high latitude, the Scottish climate is temperate and oceanic, due to the Gulf Stream bringing warm water currents (and consequently higher rainfall) to the west coast of the United Kingdom.The Lowlands whisky region of Scotland lies south of an imaginary line drawn between the estuaries of the rivers Clyde and Tay, in the southern half of Scotland. Its whiskies are softer, more delicate and lighter bodied than other Scotch malts, not being influenced by highland soils or coastal breezes.Auchentoshan and Glenkinchie are the better known of the two remaining Lowland whiskies, since the region lost its much-prized Rosebank distillery when it closed in 1993.