What is the difference between scotch and bourbon whisky?!

Question: What is the difference between scotch and bourbon whisky!?

* Bourbon must be made of a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn!.[1]
* Bourbon must be distilled to no more than 160 (U!.S!.) proof (80% alcohol by volume)!.
* Bourbon must be 100% natural (nothing other than water added to the mixture)!.
* Bourbon must be aged in new, charred oak barrels!.[1]
* Bourbon which meets the above requirements and has been aged for a minimum of two years, may (but is not required to) be called Straight Bourbon!.[2]
* Bourbon aged for a period less than four years must be labelled with the duration of its aging!.

To be called Scotch whisky the spirit must conform to the standards of the Scotch Whisky Order of 1990 (UK),[1] which clarified the Scotch Whisky Act of 1988,[2] and mandates that the spirit:

1!. Must be distilled at a Scottish distillery from water and malted barley, to which only other whole grains may be added, have been processed at that distillery into a mash, converted to a fermentable substrate only by endogenous enzyme systems, and fermented only by the addition of yeast,
2!. Must be distilled to an alcoholic strength of less than 94!.8%[3] by volume so that it retains the flavour of the raw materials used in its production,
3!. Must be matured in Scotland in oak casks for no less than three years and a day,
4!. Must not contain any added substance other than water and caramel colouring, and
5!. May not be bottled at less than 40% alcohol by volume!.

I have had scotch that taste like tea made with cedar pencil shavings and I have had 19 year old scotch that was warm & inviting and woody & mmm!.
I have had bourbon that was mildly sweet, strong and embracing & I have had bourbon that tasted like stump water with rubbing alcohol thrown in!.

Scotch has probably been around longer & is considered a more a cultured drink than bourbon!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

The distillation and aging processes are very different, which, as you might expect, leads to distinctly different flavors!. Whiskey, in general, is an acquired taste, so if you're an inexperienced drinker you may not pick up on these right away, but trust me, they're there!. Additionally, while almost all bourbons are blended, i!.e!., more than one batch of grain goes into each barrel of the whiskey, many of the best scotches are single malt!.


well a Good Scotch is a single malt scotch made in scotland!. Period !!!

Bourbon is hootch made back in backwoods distilleries!.

There is simply NO comparision between a single malt sctoch and bourbon


the grain in scotch is cooked over peat fires!. bourbon is distilled in oak casks!. one tasks like a dirty kilt, the other tastes like wood varnish!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

I don't know!. Why don't you send me a bottle of each and I'll give you a full report in the morning!. Www@FoodAQ@Com

Scotch is quality!Www@FoodAQ@Com


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