July 27, 2012

National Scotch Day


"Whenever someone asks me if I want water with my Scotch, I say I'm thirsty, not dirty." -Joe E. Lewis

It's National Scotch Day!

All scotch is whiskey, but not all whiskey is scotch.

Wait... what? I'm not drunk enough for that to make sense.

Whiskey
Alcohol distilled from fermented grain, barley, or rye.

Scotch
Alcohol that's distilled specifically from malted barley and water, aged in oak casks for no less than three years, has an ABV that's at least 40%, and contains no artificial flavors or ingredients. Oh, and it has to have been made entirely in Scotland (seriously, check out the Scotch Whisky Regulations [SWR] of 2009).

Got it?

And now you're all the wiser, lushes foodies.

Today I celebrated with MacCutcheon, a sixty-year aged scotch whisky created by Anderson MacCutcheon, one of the most decorated admirals in the history of the Royal Navy. He claims this scotch whisky was his crowning achievement in life.

Tastes expensive to me.

... Or does it?

Happy National Scotch Day!