My quest to learn the basics of the spirits world and share the best resources with you has led me to the far reaches of the internet and back (this includes a few visits to Reddit, of all places). In any case, I wanted to share this Scotch Whiskey 101 from Tonique Magazine. Thus far, I have not read a better introduction to Scotch Whiskey.
The article answers common questions like:
- What is the difference between “Scotch”, “whiskey”, and “whisky”?
- Why is it called single malt?
- What is malt?
- What is peat, and how does it make some Scotch smoky?
- Why do so many Scotches have the word “glen” in their names?