All of the whisky used in both types of scotch must be matured in Scotland and aged for a minimum of three years in oak casks.
Our grandfathers, bartenders, and those seeking to break from the mainstream drink bourbon, scotch, or whisky.
More than perhaps any other distiller of scotch whisky, The Macallan understands the importance of color to a great whisky.
If scotch whisky is a mountain stream, then Japanese whisky is a still pool.
Free traders get up and fetch the bottle of scotch so that they can at least caress the neck.
But for all that he only named two trees, for Fir and scotch Fir are both the same.
Robert Burns, the scotch poet, was the son of a laboring man.
Then there was the old scotch dominie down at Chteau-Thierry, with the marines.
The Welsh has a more hopeless sob, the scotch a wilder mirth.
As to the scotch, their barbarisms that are to be found even in print, are affrontive to the descendants of Englishmen.
"of Scotland," 1590s, contraction of Scottish. Disdained by the Scottish because of the many insulting and pejorative formations made from it by the English (e.g. Scotch greys "lice;" Scotch attorney, a Jamaica term from 1864 for strangler vines).
Scotch-Irish is from 1744 (adj.); 1789 (n.); more properly Scots-Irish (1966), from Scots (mid-14c.), the older adjective, which is from Scottis, the northern variant of Scottish. Scots (adj.) was used in Scottish until 18c., then Scotch became vernacular, but in mid-19c. there was a reaction against it. Scotch Tape was said to be so called because at first it had adhesive only on the edges (to make it easier to remove as a masking tape in car paint jobs), which was interpreted as a sign of cheapness on the part of the manufacturers.
"stamp out, crush," 1825, earlier "make harmless for a time" (1798; a sense that derives from an uncertain reading of "Macbeth" III.ii.13), from scocchen "to cut, score, gash, make an incision" (early 15c.), of unknown origin, perhaps [Barnhart] from Anglo-French escocher, Old French cocher "to notch, nick," from coche "a notch, groove," perhaps from Latin coccum "berry of the scarlet oak," which appears notched, from Greek kokkos. Related: Scotched; scotching.
1778, elliptical for Scotch whisky. See Scotch (adj.).
"incision, cut, score, gash," mid-15c., related to scotch (v.).