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Everything You Need to Know About Scotch Whisky in 60 Seconds

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EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 13: Andrew Kirk a malt advocate noses some whisky at Glenkinchie distillery March 13, 2008. Chancellor Alistair Darling has defended his decision to raise duty on whisky, for the first time in ten years. The Scottish Whisky Association say the rise has abandoned the government?s moves for a fairer alcohol tax policy. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Whisky at Glenkinchie distillery. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

In the immortal words of Anchorman‘s Ron Burgundy: “I love Scotch. Scotchy scotch scotch.” Scotch, of course, is Scottish whisky: please note it is spelled without an “e” (unlike the Irish and American versions).

It is revered far beyond Scotland, to the point a decanter of Macallan “M” sold for a record-setting $628,205 in Hong Kong in 2014. You’ll learn everything else you should know in just one minute in the video below. Experience 60 seconds of Scotch now.