Islay, Scotland- Rich and deep with distinctive smoke, peat and seaside minerality- this expression is unmistakeably Laphroaig. This is a result of liquid being drawn from a selection of casks including first-fill sherry butts, smaller quarter casks and the most precious stock.
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.