Originally Posted by George Anderson
What is the difference between scotch whiskey and regular whiskey?
From the article:
Scotch whiskies are generally distilled twice and must be distilled and matured wholly within Scotland for at least three years in oak casks. They are made from malt or grain, or a blend of both.
American Straight whiskey must be made using a mash bill that consists of at least 51% and no more than 79% of a single grain. Bourbon is made from at least 51% corn; straight rye is made from at least 51% rye, and so on. American whiskies must be aged in new barrels made of American white oak that are charred before use.