Scotch Whisky must be fermented and distilled in Scotland, using malted barley, Scottish water and yeast to create a New Make Spirit that is then matured in oak casks for a minimum of three years and a day. The casks must be stored in Scotland throughout the maturation process. The only additive permitted is caramel.
After cask maturation, it becomes Scotch Whisky. The Scotch Whisky Regulations of 2009 mean that the quality restrictions surrounding Scotch Whisky production are strict. This ensures you’re purchasing the highest quality, luxury product. It also carefully preserves the unique flavour produced in Scotch, which is unmatched worldwide.