Last Updated on May 26, 2023
According to countless people worldwide, nothing says relaxation after a long, hard week like a glass of good whisky. And, while drinking in the middle of the week is probably not a good habit to form, you could probably make an exception on National Scotch Day and appreciate this beloved alcoholic beverage. So, grab a glass of Scotch and unwind.
When is National Scotch Day?
Every year on July 27, National Scotch Day honors the iconic whisky. This elegant and distinct spirit is from Scotland and is named Scotch. The taste is unique because Scotch is made from malted barley, aged in oak barrels for at least three years, and contains less than 94.8% ABV. While most Scotch is made with barley, water, and yeast, other grains can be used to give a unique taste.
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History of National Scotch Day
The origins of National Scotch Day are unknown, but the origins of scotch whisky are available. According to historical records, Scotch was first produced before the end of the 15th century. Scotch was such a hot commodity by the 17th century that the Scottish Parliament imposed its first taxes. As illicit stills and smuggling became more common over the next century, the Excise Act of 1823 was enacted. This act authorized whisky distillation procedures and imposed a £10 license fee. Scotch whisky production became more regulated and consistent after that.
Why Celebrate National Scotch Day?
This day encourages malts enthusiasts to gather and honor the iconic spirit. Scotch has frequently been a part of that process due to its natural properties of reducing social inhibitions. Scotch is frequently used to get people to relax and enjoy themselves more at a work party, a family gathering, or a small, intimate celebration. Nobody can say no to a refreshing glass of Scotch.
How to Celebrate National Scotch Day?
National Scotch Day is on July 27, and you can do a few things to celebrate.
- First, ensure you have plenty of your favorite Scotch on hand.
- Second, pour yourself a glass of whisky and unwind.
- Third, spend time with family and friends while sharing a Scotch.
- Fourth, get inventive and experiment with new Scotch recipes. You’ve probably never heard of hundreds of distilleries in Scotland that make whisky better than anything you’ve ever tried.
Fun Facts About National Scotch Day
Since we’re discussing the finer points of Scotch whisky, we should also dig deeper and spend some time discussing some of the interesting. The following facts will persuade almost anyone reading them that this type of whisky is unlike any other.
- Scotch whisky is estimated to generate more than £125 per second for Scotland.
- Scotland exports over 99 million cases of Scotch each year. Every second of every day, nearly 40 bottles of Scotch are exported.
The best part is that not all good Scotch whiskies are expensive, so if you expect to make the most of this day, order 5 or 6 miniatures—or more. If you prefer to invite people to have fun and spend an evening tasting the different whiskies, then this national day 2023 is for you. Make the most of this national day in July, and don’t forget to invite your like-minded buddies.