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A type of whiskey usually made in Scotland. Scotch whiskys (which are spelled without the "e") have a distinctive smokey flavor, a result of the distilling process, which includes heating malted barley over a peat fire. Because of its unique distilling and aging processes, Scotch is often preferred to other types of whiskey by connoisseurs.

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"Empty oak barrels waiting to be filled with whisky at the white and MacKay distillery in Invergordon,Scotland, July 9, 2007" by John Haslam is licensed under CC BY.

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