The Special One

The term “whisky” is an anglicised form of the Gaelic “uisge beatha”, which means “water of life”. Whisky that originates from Scotland is spelt without the ‘e’, with the plural form “whiskies”. The term “Scotch” is internationally protected and can only be used to refer to whisky that is produced in Scotland and has been matured for at least three years in oak casks. The age statement on a bottle of Scotch refers to the age of the youngest whisky blended in the product.