Highlands, Scotland- Lush oak on the nose. Malty; citrus notes blend with tobacco and ash, black tea, banana and maple syrup. Intial fruit flavors lead into honeyed tones, then toasted oak. A slow drinker.
Scotch, quite simply, is whisky made and aged at least three years in Scotland. All whisky made in Scotland is Scotch, and must follow specific production regulations.
All Scotch varieties fall within two broad categories or are blends of these two: malt whisky and grain whisky. Malt whisky must be 100 percent malted barley. Grain whisky may include wheat, rye, corn or other grains.