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All about Scotch Whiskey

The History of Scotch Whiskey : The Water of Life 

Scotch whisky often called Scotch is malt whisky or grain whisky made in Scotland but was initially created from malted barley.

 Industrial stills started creating whisky made from wheat and rye in the late 18th century. All Scotch whisky should be matured in oak barrels for at least three years and must have an ABV at less than 95%. The age on a bottle of Scotch whisky must be numerical form and have age of the newest whisky applied to make that brand and is known as guaranteed-age whisky. You cannot call a drink Scotch unless it was created 100% in Scotland.

 Scotch whisky is divided into five distinctive types

​Single Malt Scotch Whiskey

A Scotch Whiskey purified at a single still from water and malted barley with no addition of any additional cereals, and made by batch purification in pot stills.   From 23rd November 2012, Single Malt Scotch Whisky is only bottled in Scotland.

Single Grain Scotch Whiskey​

​A Scotch Whiskey purified at a single distillery from water and malted barley with/without whole grains of another unmalted/malted cereals and which does not conform with the description of Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

Blended Scotch Whiskey

blended whiskey is the product of combining various kinds of whiskeys and neutral grain spirits and flavorings. It is mixing one of a top shelf-worth straight or single malt whiskies with a cheaper spirits .

​Blended Malt Scotch Whiskey

A blend of Single Malt Scotch Whiskies, which that is distilled at various distilleries

Blended Grain Scotch Whiskey

A blend of Single Grain Scotch Whiskies, which that is distilled at various distilleries​

Location of Scotch Distilleries and their unique taste


Home to the most distilleries for include , Johnnie Walker,  Glenglassaugh, The Macallan, The Balvenie, The Glenlivet, Aberlour, Cragganmore, Glenfarclas, Glenfiddich and Glen Moray. Part of the northeast of Scotland, the major quantity of Scotch manufacture comes from Speyside and is where around 50% of all Scotch is manufactured.

​Its Predominant Flavors varies from smoky and intensely complex with hints of Vanilla, nutmeg and apple to the sweeter, stronger, sherried kind


​ Includes the whiskey producing cities of Aberdeen, Inverness, On the islands and Dundee which has lighter medium bodied whiskies. Today there are many highland distilleries, some of which include Highland Park ,Oban, Dalwhinnie, Aberfeldy, The Dalmore, Tobermory, Glenmorangie and Old Pulteney.

It's Predominant Flavors you can usually expect dry body, bold flavors of peat, honey including heather and dried fruit.

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