Islay, Scotland- Has a rich, complex smoke, savory, even slightly meaty, but also full of dry wood smoke and a bit of ash. A bit of that saltiness carries on from the palate with lingering spice notes of white pepper, cardamom and star anise. Great to drink on the rocks.
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.