Scotch is a whisky that has a wide variety of styles and flavors, which I unfortunately don’t have the time to get into here. But, this is what you need to know. There are five regions in Scotland which produce whiskies: Campbeltown, Highland, Islay, Lowland and Speyside; and there are five styles of Scotch: blended grain, blended malt, blended Scotch, single grain and single malt.
GSN has reviewed several Scotches over the years including: Aberlour, Auchentoshan, BenRiach, Bowmore, Cutty Sark, Glendronach, Glenrothes, Glen Garioch, Laphroaig, Monkey Shoulder, Pig’s Nose and Sheep Dip.
If you’re looking to try a Scotch cocktail, GSN recommends the classic, Blood and Sand.