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Enjoying Scotch

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With over 130 operating distilleries in Scotland - a number that is growing every year - there are thousands of expressions of Scotch to suit every palate just waiting to be discovered.

Put simply, Scotch Whisky is a distilled spirit made from just three natural ingredients - cereals, water and yeast. It must be distilled and matured in Scotland for at least three years and bottled at a minimum alcoholic strength of 40% abv.

With over 130 operating distilleries in Scotland - a number that is growing every year - there are thousands of expressions of Scotch to suit every palate just waiting to be discovered.

Scotch Whisky Video

Learn more about the Scotch Whisky industry and the SWA.

 

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Scotch Whisky Regions

There are five Scotch Whisky regions - Campbeltown, Highland, Islay, Lowland and Speyside. Each offers a different perspective on Scotch Whisky.

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Scotch Whisky Categories

UK law defines five categories of Scotch Whisky; each adding to the unique taste experience when combined with the regional elements described above.

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Scotch Whisky Tasting Toolkit

There are many ways to enjoy Scotch Whisky - from a traditional tasting, to food pairings and as the base of world-class cocktails.

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Scotch Whisky cocktails

Here are some suggestions for enjoying your Scotch Whisky in a different way to the traditional dram -mix it up with a cocktail!

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Responsible Drinking

No matter how you enjoy Scotch Whisky, please drink responsibly.  Visit Drinkaware for alcohol awareness guidance.

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