• To qualify as a scotch the spirit must be made from malted barley, with many scotches using nothing more than barley, water and yeast.
  • It can include whole grains of other cereals as well as caramel colouring but no fermentation additives or short-cuts are permitted.
  • The spirit must also be aged in oak casks for no less than three years and must have an ABV (alcohol by volume) at less than 94.8%.
  • Finally, it can’t be called Scotch unless it was made 100% in Scotland, from Scotland.

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