The First Bottle: History of Scotch

Scotch is one of the most consumed alcoholic beverages of all time, after all it has been around for hundred of years however, little thought is usually given to the actual origin of this popular drink. As the name suggests, Scotch was originally produced in Scotland by Friar John . After was introduced by Scottish in 1494, fine scotch became a popular drink.

To the of Scotch and other , whiskey was first taxed in 1644. This caused a rise in the number of what we would today call who made and sold illegally. Later in 1823, the made it easier for one to own a licensed and harder for illegal to stay in business. This began the modern production of .

Today, fine scotch whiskey production is much more technologically advanced: It has to be in order to keep up with the demand for this popular drink. However, you wont find fine Scotch made here in the U.S, in order to adorn the name Scotch the whiskey must be distilled and matured in Scotland.

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