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1

What is the preferred spelling for Scotch Whiskey/y

Whisky

2

What minimum percentage of corn must bourbon be distilled from?

51%

3

What are the ageing requirements for straight bourbon?

Aged for at least two years and made without any added coloring or flavoring

4

How is Tennesse Whiskey made?

According to state legislation passed in 2013, Tennessee whiskey must be filtered with maple charcoal prior to aging and manufactured in the state of Tennessee. Like Kentucky Bourbon it is made from at least 51% corn and aged in new, charred oak barrels. It is a sour mash whiskey, a style utilized by many Bourbon distillers, in which a portion of spent mash is incorporated into a newly fermenting mash.

5

What are the 6 regions of production for of Scotch Whisky?

Highlands
Lowlands
Speyside
Campbelltown
Islay
Islands

6

What is the minimum alcohol of Scoth Whisky?

40%

7

What are the ageing requirments for Scoth Whiskey?

All Scotch Whisky must be aged for a minimum 3 years in oak casks with a maximum capacity of 700 liters

8

What is a single Malt Scotch Whisky?

A whiskey distilled at a single distillery in a pot still, in one or more batches, from water and malted barley

9

What is a Single Grain Scotch Whisky?

Any Scotch Whisky distilled at a single distillery that does not qualify as either Single Malt Whisky or Blended Scotch Whisky

10

What is a Blended Malt Scotch Whisky?

A blend of two or more Single Malt Scotch Whiskies that have been produced at more than one distillery ("pure malt" is no longer legally authorized as a synonym for blended malt)

11

What is a Blended Grain Scotch Whisky?

A blend of two or more Single Grain Scotch Whiskies that have been produced at more than one distillery

12

What is a Blended Scotch Whisky?

A blend of one or more Single Malt Whiskies with one or more Single Grain Whiskies

13

What is the largest Whisky region?

Highlands

14

Name 3 producers of highlands Whisky?

Glenmorangie, Dalwhinnie, Oban

15

What is the style of Lowlands Whisky?

Is often the lightest and least smoky making it an ideal aperitif

16

Name some producers of Whisky from the Lowlands?

Glenkinchie, Auchentoshan, and Bladnoch

17

Which region is home to over half of Scotlands distilleries?

Speyside

18

What is the general character of Speyside Whisky?

milder and fruitier

19

Name some producers of Speyside Whiskey

Glenfidich, Glenlivet, Macallan

20

What are the only 3 distilleries in Campbelltown?

Glen Scotia, Glengyle, and Springbank.

21

Name the major scotch producing Islands

Skye
Jura
Mull
Arran
Orkney

22

Name some prestigious producers of Island Whiskey

Highland Park on the Isle of Orkney
Talisker on the Isle of Skye

23

What characterises the Whisky of Islay?

Smoky, peaty styles

24

Name some producers of Islay whiskey

Laguvulin
Laphroiag
Caol Ila
Ardberg

25

How is Irish Whiskey traditionally made?

Irish whiskey is traditionally distilled three times in a pot still, although many are today produced in a continuous still. The whiskey must be aged for a minimum three years prior to release; in practice most whiskies age for at least seven.