On July 27th, we recognize an aged whisky distilled from malted barley. Make a toast on National Scotch Day and share a drink with a friend.

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Since Scotch is protected by law, specific guidelines must be followed when making it to be labeled as Scotch. Otherwise, it may be an ordinary whisky (or whiskey if it’s made in the United States). First and foremost, Scotch must be made in Scotland. Another requirement includes the grain used in the fermentation process. For Scotch, only malted barley may be used. The Scotch must also be aged in oak barrels for at least three years and have an ABV of less than 94.8%. While most Scotch is made with barley, water, and yeast, other grains can be included, but no fermentation additives, per law.

Beginner's Guide to Whiskey: Traditions, Types, and Tastes of the Ultimate Spirit Paperback – April 7, 2020  by Sam Green  (Author)
Beginner’s Guide to Whiskey: Traditions, Types, and Tastes of the Ultimate Spirit Paperback – April 7, 2020

by Sam Green  (Author)

Scotch whisky dates back to the 15th century where a Scottish taxman recorded the spirit in 1494. Since then, Scotch, barley, malt, and grain have been in and out of the shadows. The distilleries or the smugglers either dodged the king’s taxman or organized against him. Scotch was first protected by definition in law in 1933. It was further protected in 1988 with the Scotch Whisky Act.

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Whiskey Decanter Globe Set with 2 Etched Globe Whisky Glasses – for Liquor, Scotch, Bourbon, Vodka – 850ml

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There are five distinct categories of Scotch whisky including single malt Scotch, single grain Scotch, blended malt Scotch, blended grain Scotch, and blended Scotch.

For all the Outlander fans out there, Sam a.k.a. Jamie Frasier has embarked into the field with Sassanach Spirits.

Outlander, Jamie Frasier, Sam Heughan
Sam Heughan

a.k.a. Jamie Frasier

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalScotchDay

Enjoy some scotch with friends. (Remember always to drink responsibly and never to drink and drive.) Explore other beverages from around the world. Post on social media using #NationalScotchDay.

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