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National Scotch Day

Raise a glass to National Scotch Day - explore the world of whisky and find your favorite single malt or blended Scotch!
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Raise a glass and join in the celebration of National Scotch Day on July 27! This day was created to honor one of Scotland's most iconic beverages. Dating back centuries, scotch has been used to mark special occasions and is considered a luxurious spirit that has become popular throughout the world. From single malt whiskey to blended whiskey, there are many types of scotch out there for you to explore!

History of National Scotch Day

National Scotch Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1494</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Scotch's Earliest Mention</div><div class='timeline-text'>Scotch whisky, referred to as "aqua vitae" or water of life, was first mentioned in the "Exchequer Rolls of Scotland."</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1823</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Excise Act</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Excise Act was passed, legalizing distillation for a small fee, and marked a significant step for the Scotch whisky industry.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1853</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Birth of Blend</div><div class='timeline-text'>Andrew Usher invented the method to blend malt and grain whiskies, leading to the industry boom.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1915</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>WWI Regulations</div><div class='timeline-text'>During World War I, new regulations reduced Scotch distilling hours and barley usage, affecting Scotch production.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Global Popularity</div><div class='timeline-text'>Scotch whisky surged to global popularity with the rise of single malts and premium blends in the 1980s.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Scotch Day Inception</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Scotch Day was first celebrated in 2012, providing a designated day for Scotch lovers around the world to celebrate their favourite spirit.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Scotch Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Taste test different scotches</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some friends and try out different types of scotch.  You can purchase single bottles from your local liquor store to sample or join a Scotch club and have them send you samples each month.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw a Scotch tasting party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over, buy a few different types of scotch and let everyone try them out.  If you want, you can look up some great scotch cocktail recipes online, so everyone can enjoy the drink in different ways.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take a distillery tour</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Visit a local distillery and learn about the process of making whisky, from malting to casking.  Some distilleries even offer tastings at the end of the tour.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try whisky cocktails</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>There are lots of delicious whisky cocktails you can make at home or order at a bar.  Try an old fashioned, whisky sour, Rob Roy or Manhattan.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Pair with food</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Scotch is fantastic when paired with food! Each type of whisky has its own unique flavor profile that pairs nicely with certain dishes; for example, smoky whiskies go well with smoked salmon and peaty whiskies pair nicely with grilled steak.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Scotch Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Scotch is smooth & flavorful</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Scotch is one of the world's most recognizable spirits. With a wide variety of styles, flavors, and age statements, it truly is a drink for everyone. Scotch is known for its mellow yet complex taste with layers of flavor, making it an ideal choice for any occasion!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It has a long history</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The history of scotch dates back centuries and it has become well known around the world as a finely crafted whiskey. From legendary distillers to proud Scotsmen defending their nation in times of war, Scotland's scotch whisky has been deeply intertwined with its people and culture.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It makes a great gift</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether you're buying a bottle for someone special or stocking up for yourself, Scotch whisky always makes an excellent present. Whether it’s an aged single malt from Islay or a blended whisky from the Highlands, any fan of scotch will be sure to appreciate your thoughtful choice!</p></div></div>

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When is National Scotch Day?

National Scotch Day is celebrated on July 27th every year. In 2024 National Scotch Day will occur on a Saturday.

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