Definition of Scotch whisky in English:

Scotch whisky


  • [mass noun] Whisky distilled in Scotland, especially from malted barley.

    [count noun] ‘the most richly flavoured of all Scotch whiskies’
    • ‘The first commercial back on air after days of advertising-free programming on CNN International was for Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky.’
    • ‘All this prosperity makes Norway an expensive place: a bottle of decent Scotch whisky, for example, costs £35.’
    • ‘But not long ago, I went to a tasting with a twist: The food was matched with six single-malt Scotch whiskies, each with its own fragrance and flavor.’
    • ‘Most of their output was blended Scotch whisky rather than single malt, primarily the Highland Queen and Bailie Nicol Jarvie brands.’
    • ‘The US is the world's biggest market for Scotch whisky.’
    • ‘He had settled himself comfortably as if he had all the time in the world, ordered a large peg of his favorite Scotch whisky, and then, things just went out of control.’
    • ‘There is the famous instance of Chivas Regal Scotch whisky losing sales when it cut prices, thereby reducing its status as a prestigious gift.’
    • ‘His drinks of choice are Pernod, Tequila, Southern Comfort, Jim Beam and any Scotch whisky that costs more than Chivas Regal.’
    • ‘Exports of Scotch whisky soared to £2.2bn last year.’
    • ‘The best American piece is on how Scotch whisky still poured into the USA during Prohibition.’
    • ‘In many households there is a strong tradition of serving the bun with Scotch whisky; but the bun may of course be found in households where Scotch whisky is never consumed.’
    • ‘Beer and rum, including a fairly raw variety known as aguardiente are the most popular alcoholic drinks, although urban elites prefer Scotch whisky.’
    • ‘At night, luxuriate at charming inns, sampling Scotch whisky.’
    • ‘Pernod's roots may be in aniseed but Scotch whisky is today the largest sector in the French company's portfolio and the one to which it is giving top spin.’
    • ‘By law, all Scotch whisky must be aged at least three years, and few brands enter the U.S. without being aged at least four years.’
    • ‘Better than Baileys, it is certainly the best cream liqueur tasted, made with Scotch whisky.’
    • ‘The extraordinary success story of Scotch whisky is built on a world-class example of myth - making and alcohol-fuelled mysticism.’
    • ‘A merger of Pernod and Allied, whose brands include Ballantine and Teacher's Scotch whisky, therefore looked the likeliest outcome.’
    • ‘The special triple blending process makes Chivas Regal 18 Year Old the smoothest, richest Scotch whisky in the world.’
    • ‘Older is not necessarily better when it comes to fine single-malt Scotch whisky.’