"Cream as rich as an Irish brogue; coffee as strong as a friendly hand; sugar sweet as the tongue of a rogue; and whiskey smooth as the wit of the land." - Joseph Sheridan
"I don't mind growing old. If I have to go before my time, this is how I'll go – cigarette in one hand, glass of Scotch in the other." — Ava Gardner
And, so it is with those who prefer Scotch "neat" over any other spirit. It's an eloquent drink with a special allure that ignites passion by those who sip and savor this whiskey. And, it is a whisky indeed (for more on the different spellings, click here). There's Scotch Whisky, there's Bourbon Whiskey, and there's Canadian Whiskey. The big difference is that each different country has an overabundance of different grains that they used to distill that particular "juice."
And one rule of thumb that's important to always remember: much like Champagne must be made in Champagne, France, Scotch can only be made in Scotland.