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George’s Rants & Raves: The Macallan 12 year old single malt Scotch Whiskey

  • Posted July 9, 2012
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  • in category Wine
With over 2,500 brands of Scotch Whiskey being produced by about 125 distilleries, things can get a might confusing when attempting to discuss Scotch Whiskey. And just to complicate matters further, there are 5 single malt regions in Scotland each with their own distinctive taste profiles; Speyside where Macallan is made, Lowlands, Highlands, Islay, Campbeltown, and the Islands. And to cap it off Scotch Whiskey is not just Scotch Whiskey it’s either Scotch Whiskey or Blended Scotch Whiskey or blended grain Scotch whiskey or Blended Malt Scotch Whiskey or finally Single Malt Scotch Whiskey and/or Single grain Scotch Whiskey. And just imagine, all that Scotch is being produced in a country the size of tiny little old South Carolina. I’m willing to bet that the only crop grown in Scotland is barley and 100% of that is used to make Scotch. I’m further willing to bet that every man, woman, and yes, even every child is employed in making Scotch. If there are any animals in Scotland, they must be there because they

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