Scotch production is protected by law, which means that specific guidelines must be followed in order for the drink to be called Scotch. They are as follows:
1- The drink must be made in Scotland. Otherwise, it is just whisky/whiskey.
2- The drink must be made specifically from malted barley.
3- Scotch must be aged in oak barrels for at least 3 years.
4- The ABV must be above 94.8%.
Scotch was first created in Scotland in the 15th century. Legal protection for Scotch first appeared in 1933, and was heightened in 1988.
When Is National Scotch Day?
July 27th is the day on which we celebrate an aged whisky made from malted barley. July 27th is National Scotch Day.
History Of National Scotch Day
We have been unable to determine the origins of this national day.