Scotch whisky is a miracle beverage that for at least five centuries has thrived despite a difficult climate, wars, economic strife and social turmoil. What has kept numerous Scottish communities intact and villages surviving is the amber liquid made from grain, yeast and pure Scottish water. A crucial fourth ingredient is the resolve and ingenuity of the Scots, who have made Scotch the world’s favorite whisky through guile and perseverance. Scotch whisky provides legal-age imbibers with a panoramic landscape of aromas, flavors, colors and textures that no other variety of spirit can offer. From floral smelling blends to intensely smoky single malts that seem to take you by the lapels to announce their presence, Scotch whisky is a compelling universe of its own and a bona fide force of nature. Slàinte mhath.
– F. Paul Pacult, Spirit Journal