Scotch whisky. Scotch whisky, often simply called Scotch, is malt whisky or grain whisky made in Scotland.
Scotch whisky must be made in a manner specified by law. All Scotch whisky was originally made from malted barley. Commercial distilleries began introducing whisky made from wheat and rye in the late 18th century. Scotch whisky is divided into five distinct categories: single malt Scotch whisky, single grain Scotch whisky, blended malt Scotch whisky (formerly called "vatted malt" or "pure malt"), blended grain Scotch whisky, and blended Scotch whisky. All Scotch whisky must be aged in oak barrels for at least three years. The first written mention of Scotch whisky is in the Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, 1495.
Regulations and labelling Legal definition As of 23 November 2009, the Scotch Whisky Regulations 2009 (SWR) define and regulate the production, labelling, packaging as well as the advertising of Scotch whisky in the United Kingdom. Labelling Types Whisky. Whisky "on the rocks" (with ice).
Whisky is a strictly regulated spirit worldwide with many classes and types. The typical unifying characteristics of the different classes and types are the fermentation of grains, distillation, and aging in wooden barrels. Etymology The word whisky (or whiskey) is an anglicisation of the Gaelic word uisce/uisge meaning water. Distilled alcohol was known in Latin as aqua vitae ("water of life"). Names and spellings Much is made of the word's two spellings: whisky and whiskey. There are two schools of thought on the issue.
The spelling whisky is generally used in Canada, Japan, Scotland, England, and Wales—while whiskey is more common in Ireland and the United States. "Scotch" is the internationally recognized term for "Scotch whisky". List of distilleries in Scotland. This is an incomplete list of whisky distilleries in Scotland.
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The Scotch Whisky Experience. Royal Mile Whiskies. Edinburgh malt whisky tour. Speyside Cooperage Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland. The Speyside Cooperage is accessed from the A941 Dufftown road a short distance south of Craigellachie.
There is a large visitor car park which is obvious as you enter, and disabled parking is available a little further beyond, close to the visitor centre itself. As you walk up to the visitor centre from the car park you pass a picnic area off to one side, complete with shelters made from huge barrels and the figure of a person made from a number of different size barrels. The entrance to the visitor centre is obvious from its rising metal clad roof, topped off with the traditional badge of a distillery, the pagoda that would have sat on top of a kiln. The Speyside Cooperage's pagoda never saw active service, but it is no less appropriate in its location than the disused pagodas which top off many distilleries today, and it certainly ensures that no-one misses the link between the cooperage and the dominant industry of the area, the distillation of Scotch whisky.