Agreed.Originally Posted by 404A5F4848475355260 link=1279252549/0#0 date=1279252549
The definition seems too restrictive and would limit some nice drops.
"The Scotch Whisky Regulations 2009 define Scotch Whisky in UK law.
Under the legislation, Scotch Whisky means whisky:
(a) which has been produced at a distillery in Scotland from water and malted barley (to which only whole grains of other cereals may be added) all of which have been:
(i) processed at that distillery into a mash; (ii) converted at that distillery to a fermentable substrate only by endogenous enzyme systems; and (iii) fermented at that distillery only by the addition of yeast;
(b) which has been distilled at an alcoholic strength by volume of less than 94.8% so that the distillate has an aroma and taste derived from the raw materials used in, and the method of, its production;
(c) which has been wholly matured in an excise warehouse in Scotland in oak casks of a capacity not exceeding 700 litres, the period of that maturation being not less than three years;
(d) which retains the colour, aroma and taste derived from the raw materials used in, and the method of, its production and maturation, and to which no substance other than water and plain caramel colouring may be added."
I have tried the Blue Label. Still some sitting on my drink shelf. It is nice but 3 times the price it should be. The JBM of whisky.
But I dont really like blends. I find them boring.
Talisker and Lagavulin are probably my favourites. Glenlivet is probably my staple.