scotch whisky

  1. A malt or grain whisky made in Scotland. To legally be considered a scotch whisky, the whisky must
  • be produced at a distillery in Scotland
  • be made from a mash of malted barley to which only whole grains of other varieties may be added
  • be distilled to an alcoholic strength of less than 94.8% ABV (189.6 proof)
  • be aged in oak barrels for at least three years
  • contain no added colors, flavors, or aromas (with the exception of caramel coloring)
  • be bottled at no less than 40% ABV (80 proof)

Any age statement on a scotch whisky must reflect the age of the youngest whisky used to produce it.