Let's face it, Scotch whisky is an intimidating spirit. It doesn't go down easy like vodka, it doesn't go in fruity cocktails like rum, it's not a party drink like tequila, and it isn't smooth and sweet like bourbon. You don't gulp it down with your boys at the club—it's a drink for quiet contemplation. A drink to let others know you're not a kid anymore. But wait, what's the difference between a 10 year old Scotch and a 20 year old? A single malt and a blend? A Speyside whisky or an Islay malt? Here's where to find those answers, and more. And don't worry, even though drinking Scotch is serious, it's still fun.

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