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Scotch whisky

noun
1.
whiskey distilled in Scotland, especially from malted barley in a pot still.
Origin of Scotch whisky
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35
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  • He treated himself to a third Scotch whisky, and sallied out into the rain.

    The Yellow Claw Sax Rohmer
  • At some of these houses Bass's ale and Scotch whisky can be obtained.

    The Story of Seville Walter M. Gallichan
  • There was a decanter of Scotch whisky on Dr. Mor's sideboard.

    The Five Arrows

    Allan Chase
  • He wanted me to go over to his house and get some Scotch whisky.

    An Arkansas Planter Opie Percival Read
  • Was there witchcraft about; had they been drinking too much of the Scotch whisky in the stores?

    The Wolf's Long Howl Stanley Waterloo
  • It was a quart of Scotch whisky, corked and sealed as it had left the distillery.

    Pieces of Eight Richard le Gallienne
  • Held her chin up and looked you up and down with eyes the colour of Scotch whisky, as much as to say, "Well, what about it?"

    The Man Upstairs P. G. Wodehouse

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