Scotch whisky (named whisky or Scotch) is malt whisky or grain whisky, made in Scotland. All Scotch whisky was made from malted barley. Commercial distilleries began offering whisky obtained from wheat and rye in the late 18th century.Traditionally, scotch is served with a side of spring water depending on the taste. Cold scotch, on the other hand, is filled with ice.

Bourbon tends to be sweeter, while Scotch tends to have a more intense smokiness. Bourbon and Scotch are identical in terms of nutrition. However, they have different grains, which afford them slightly different taste profiles.

Scotch is also great with

Rusty Nail
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Rusty Nail

A Rusty Nail is made by mixing Drambuie and Scotch whisky and can be served in an old-fashioned glass on the rocks, neat, or "up" in a stemmed glass. Versions of the drink can be made using any aged spirit, though blended Scotch whisky is traditional. The cocktail recipe is often credited to the clever bartenders at the 21 Club in Manhattan sometime in the early 1960s.