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Questions tagged [scotch]

Scotch whiskey, often simply called Scotch, is malt whiskey or grain whiskey made in Scotland.

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What is the difference between Cognac, Brandy, Bourbon, Scotch and Whiskey?

All these taste and look pretty similar. What is the difference between them?
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A brand of scotch that routinely prints the release year on the bottle?

I enjoy drinking scotch, and I am about to have my first child. I would like to buy a bottle of scotch that has the year my child is born printed on it, and then give them the scotch as a gift when ...
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How to correctly do a “Hitch Mix” - Johnnie walker and perrier water

I'm curious to experience Christopher Hitchens reported favourite drink. He described it as Johnnie Walker black, cut with perrier water, and no ice. I've had a go and it's interesting, but I'm ...
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How hard is it to get rare 18 year old Scotches directly in Scotland?

For the purpose of definition we'll call 'rare 18 year old Scotch' bottles that aren't really common in foreign markets like Canada. What I wonder is, if we're talking about that type of high-grade ...
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Why have distinct styles of Scotch clustered in different regions of Scotland?

I've noticed the tendency for different regions of Scotland to produce malt whiskies that tend to be similar in character, and I wonder how this came to be. That the distilling methods from each ...
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What are the main qualitative and quantitative differences between 18 and 12 year old Scotches?

It's established in the Scotch world that the age of a whisky pushes it's price up. A MacAllan or Glenmorangie 18 will fetch a much higher price than their respective 12 year old versions. Having ...
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Are there broad stylistic differences between Scotch and Irish whiskey?

This isn't a question about typical production: I know that Scotch is often peated while Irish rarely is and that Irish is usually triple-distilled whereas Scotch is usually double-distilled. That's ...
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Are there any vodka cocktail recipes for someone who likes whisky/scotch?

I typically drink brown spirits, however, I have some vodka left over from a wedding party so I was wondering if there are any good vodka cocktail recipes which aren't too sweet (or have too many ...
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What are some affordable brands of good Scotch? [closed]

I've just recently begun drinking Scotch, and I find it absolutely delicious. However, most brands I see in the store are quite expensive. So far the best Scotch I've tried is Aberlour single malt, ...
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When did J&B Scotch switch from corks to screw-tops?

A friend of mine has come into possession of some rather old alcohol. On one bottle of J&B Scotch, the label looks like this one from 1958 and not any of their later ones, but my friend's bottle ...
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What's the difference between blended and single malt Scotch?

I see Scotch is often labelled as single malt or blended, but never both. What, exactly, is the distinction?
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Examples of high value Scotches

I've been testing out different Scotches for the last few years and usually find a pretty strong correlation between price point and quality. When I pay more the Scotch almost always offers a better ...