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What is Scotch Whisky?

The meaning of ‘Scotch’ is of course clear to many of us, but for some it just conjures images of sticky tape or perhaps a popular protective treatment for upholstery. So how do we define Scotch and what else would you need to know to explain it to the beginner? Here are nine Scotch FAQs to give you a solid grounding.

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There is always a fun atmosphere, getting more fun with each sample… Having guests/representatives from Irish distilleries is also very helpful in getting first-hand information on their whiskeys and history.

Everyone is welcome to express their opinions, no matter how weird (“I can taste umami, led pencil shavings and a hint of white peaches… “)

And finally, I am yet to ask a question that Craig doesn’t know an answer to...
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At the start, I was a total whiskey novice and although I still have a long way to go, I have learned a lot about the different types of whiskey and their respective distilling processes. I have even started my own whiskey collection.

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