Facts About Scotch Whisky
Scotch whisky is the term used in context of whisky that is made in
Fun and Interesting Facts about Scotch Whisky
- In order to be called Scotch whisky, a whisky must be distilled and matured in
- A whisky can be called Scotch whisky only after it has matured for a minimum of three years in oak casks in
- Scotch whisky must be bottled at a minimum strength of 40% ABV i.e. Alcohol by Volume.
- There are mainly two types of Scotch whisky - Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Blended Scotch Whisky.
- Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made from 100% malted barley and distilled at a single distillery.
- Blended Scotch Whisky is made by blending together a number of single malts and grain whiskies.
- 90% of all Scotch whisky sold in the market comprises of Blended Scotch Whisky.
- The whisky in 'Scotch Whisky' is always spelt without an ‘e’.
, the term 'whisky' is taken to mean Scotch whisky only, unless it has been specified otherwise. Britain
- In English-speaking countries other than
, Scotch whisky is often referred to as simply 'Scotch'. England
- Scotch whisky should not contain any added substance, apart from water and caramel coloring.
- The label of a Scotch whisky always contains the words 'Scotch whisky', in which 'whisky' is sometimes capitalized.
- In case the term 'Scotch' is missing from the label of a whisky, there are strong chances that it has not been made in
- If a label contains the words 'single malt' or 'single highland malt', the bottle contains single malt Scotch whisky.
- The basis of Scotch whisky is the heather-flavored ales made from barley malt.
- The first documented proof of the existence of a distillery in
dates back to 1494. Scotland