Scotch Whisky : Description And Legal Description Essays

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Scotch Whisky
Introduction- What is Scotch Whisky
Description/legal description
The term “Whisky” comes from the Gaelic Uisge beatha meaning “water of life”. More specifically, “Scotch Whisky means that the whisky was produced in Scotland. It is Whisky that is distilled at a distillery in Scotland from water and malted barley”(The Scotch Whisky Regulations, 2009).This definition is only a simplified version of what scotch whisky is legally defined as. Topics discussed later on will further explain what scotch whisky is and all the regulations that it carries.. There are three main categories of Scotch Whisky. The categories include Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Single Grain Scotch Whiskey, Blended Scotch Whisky. Blended scotch whisky then has its own two subcategories including Blended Malt Scotch Whisky and Blended Grain Scotch Whisky. Each of these categories are made with different ingredients, are produced differently and have strict regulations to abide by(The Scotch Whisky Regulations, book source). Origin While there is no particular record of who was the first to distill Scotch whisky many sources state that it is was likely to be the Greeks. The Greeks where known to be the first group of people who learned what distilling was and how to do it. This happened around the Fourth Century BC. In 1494 Scotland gained knowledge of what distilling was and had their first official records of distilling Scotch Whisky in the country. Friar, John Cor is the man who first…

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