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NATIONAL SCOTCH DAY – July 27

National Scotch Day - July 27

National Scotch Day – July 27

NATIONAL SCOTCH DAY

National Scotch Day is celebrated annually on July 27th.

Scotch whisky, often simply called Scotch, is malt whisky or grain whisky made in Scotland. Scotch whisky must be made in a manner specified by law.

All Scotch whisky was originally made from malted barley. Commercial distilleries began introducing whisky made from wheat and rye in the late 18th century. Scotch whisky is divided into five distinct categories: single malt Scotch whisky, single grain Scotch whisky, blended malt Scotch whisky (formerly called “vatted malt” or “pure malt”), blended grain Scotch whisky, and blended Scotch whisky.

All Scotch whisky must be aged in oak barrels for at least three years. Any age statement on a bottle of Scotch whisky, expressed in numerical form, must reflect the age of the youngest whisky used to produce that product. A whisky with an age statement is known as guaranteed-age whisky.

The first written mention of Scotch whisky is in the Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, 1495. A friar named John Cor was the distiller at Lindores Abbey in the Kingdom of Fife.

Many Scotch whisky drinkers will refer to a unit for drinking as a dram.  Source -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotch_whisky

CELEBRATE

Enjoy some scotch with friends. (Remember to always drink responsibly and to never drink and drive) Post on social media using #NationalScotchDay and encourage others to join in.

HISTORY

The origins of National Scotch Day are still being researched.  Any updates will be posted here.

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8 Responses to “NATIONAL SCOTCH DAY – July 27”

  1. tannachtonfarm July 28, 2015 at 8:47 pm #

    reblog this a day late! enjoying a wee bit of Glenlivet!

    • tannachtonfarm July 28, 2015 at 8:50 pm #

      oh, well guess no reblog – don’t see the option. Cheers!

  2. Carlos McInerney July 24, 2015 at 11:23 am #

    Everyday is Scotch Whiskey Day

    • Gary N July 26, 2015 at 8:48 pm #

      You meant “whisky”, right? Scotch omits the “e'”.

      • luv737s August 1, 2015 at 8:26 am #

        You’re right the IRISH spell it with an “E” ..check the bottle.

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