Scotch Whiskey

Scotch whiskey is the beverage produced from the fermentation of grains (originally barley) that is later aged. In order to be considered Scotch, it needs to be prepared in a specific manner according to law. It must be distilled twice and matured for at least 3 years. Over the years, whiskey production has changed and grain spirit has been added to create blended whiskey. Scotch whisky can come in two types: malt and grain whisky.  The 3 types of blends are created from these two types: blended malt Scotch whisky,blended grain Scotch whisky and blended Scotch whisky. Because of diverse preparation methods, alcohol by volume (ABV%) is difficult to establish, but it can vary anywhere from 40% to 95%, in some cases. Scotch is usually taken straight, but it has also become a staple in cocktail making. Another common practice is to consume after diluting with water.