Mention Scotch Whisky and surely enough, your head fills up with visions of? The Scottish highlands, men in kilts and the sounds of the bagpiper! Originating from the Gaelic phrase "uisge beatha" (oos-gey bee-tha) or "water of life", distilled from grains and aged in oak casks, this is one beverage that pretty much becomes a part of those unforgettable moments of your life.
But, every flower is not a rose and all whiskies are not made equal. For a whisky to be called a true Scotch Whisky, it must be distilled at a Scottish distillery from water and malted barley to an alcoholic strength of less than 94.8% by volume, matured in Scotland in oak casks for no less than three years and a day, without any added substance other than water and caramel colouring and definitely not bottled at less than 40% alcohol by volume. So next time you're handed a glass of 'Scotch Whisky', you know what to look for!