Scotch is huge - a six-billion dollar industry, it’s one of traditions, stringent regulations, and an incredible scope for flavour differential. Many say there’s a scotch for everyone with the sheer amount of styles and flavour profiles produced.
Usquebaugh, the gaeolic etymology word for Whisky, is intrinsically connected to the practice of trying to distill the water of life, or ‘Aqua Vitae’, in Scotland as long ago as the 15th century.
Scotch can be roughly categorised into two distinct camps. Malt Whisky and Blended Whisky. Neither is better than the other, however both go through a distinct process initially.
Although Scotch Whisky is regulated by a strict set of regulations pertaining to its production, there are a number of styles of Scotch whisky on the market today.