Known as uisge-beatha na h-Alba in Scottish Gaelic, Scotch Whisky is so distinguishable it’s known to most as simply “Scotch”. Protected by law, Scotch must be produced in Scotland and in a specific way to be considered scotch whisky. First recorded in 1494, Scotch whisky was originally made from only malt barley. Wheat and rye were added later to create the five categories of single malt, single grain, blended malt, blended grain, and blended Scotch whisky. Scotch whisky is one of the most complex sipping spirits, and can have deep flavors that vary from smoky peat to sweet floral notes. Scotch whisky is perfect for the gourmet drinker who really wants to consider each flavor in the spirit.

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