Scotch, like wine or craft beer or really expensive lingerie, can get complicated really fast. Having a drink shouldn't include a lecture, though some people seem unaware of this fact. That said, scotch tends to be expensive; you don't want to just glug and forget.

Complex spoke with Nicholas Pollacchi (@BalvenieNP) of the Balvenie distillery about the basics of scotch—how to drink it, how to talk about it, how to better appreciate it. If nothing else, think of this as a quick and dirty tutorial in sounding like a baller. Like the cigar you're smoking with your scotch was lit with the help of a smoldering Benjamin Franklin. Cheers.

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