Highlands, Scotland- Matured in sherry casks for 12 years then finished in American oak. This has the effect of marrying the sherry notes with the creamy vanilla tones that American oak offers. It is a beautifully smooth whisky. 90 PTS. - BEVERAGE TASTING INSTITUTE
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.