Things you need to know when you buy whisky online

When you want to buy a bottle of premium whisky or a vintage Scotch while not leaving the comfort of your home then the best thing for you is to buy your whisky online. Today the world has concentrated to the click of a button and everything that you need can easily be found in the online world. If browsing shops and standing in queues is not what you enjoy then shopping online is for you. It is less of a hassle and extremely convenient to shop online as you don’t have to waste your time travelling to your favorite store for your coveted bottle of Scotch only to be told that it is not available.

To begin your entry into the online world you first need to get some of your Scotch basics in place. One of the things that you have to remember when buying Scotch online is that a whisky can be called a Scotch only when it has been distilled and matured in Scotland. Even if a distillery follows all the protocols required to make a Scotch but doesn’t produce it in Scotland then legally they cannot call their whisky a Scotch.

Also, for a whisky to be called a Scotch it has to be matured in oak casks for a period not less than three years. The longer the Scotch has matures the premium it becomes. Another protocol that Scotch whisky buyers have to keep in mind is to read the label of the whisky. A true Scotch that has been made following the regulations will have “Scotch Whisky” mentioned on its label. If the label of the whisky reads anything else such as “Scottish Whisky” then that whisky is not a Scotch.

When you want to buy Scotch whisky you also have to know what kind of Scotch you will be purchasing. There are different kinds of Scotch whiskies namely single malts, blended malts, vatted malts, single grain malts and blended grain malts. While blended malts are also considered as premium Scotch whiskies it is the single malts that are the prized items. Single malt Scotch whiskies are so premium as they are made out of a single grain and have been distilled and matured at a single distillery in Scotland. Also single malt Scotch whiskies have no additional colorings and flavorings added to them. Blended Scotch whiskies, on the other hand, have some additional colorings added and are made of one or more grain and are a blend of one or more Scotch whiskies from other or the same distillery.

Once you have completed your research your research on Scotch whisky you are ready to explore all your options of Scotch whisky online. You can look for whiskies from the different regions of Scotland. If you like very light whiskies then you will like Lowland whiskies. If you want your Scotch to be well rounded and sweet then look for whiskies from the Speyside region. If it is the stronger, smoky flavors that you enjoy then Islay malts are the best for you. Whatever your taste may be you can surely find a whisky of your choice online. In fact you can get some fantastic deals on premium vintage whiskies online as well.