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Scotch whisky




Generic for whisky made in Scotland in one of three styles: either blended, single-malt, or vatted. Scotch is made by malting grain (allowing it to germinate) and then roasting it on a grate under which burning peat moss produces thick pungent smoke - which gives Scotch its smoky flavor - and the ferments distilled. The distillate is then casked for aging, and is (with water dilution) either bottled - or neutral spirits are added to it (for a blended Scotch) and it is then bottled. Most cocktails call for blended Scotch.


grain, tannin, oak and smoked peat moss


Generally available. Produced and sold in Scotland.

Usage examples

This ingredient appears in 9 recipes in CocktailDB.
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