Whiskey vs. Scotch vs. Bourbon

Learn the difference between whiskey, scotch, and bourbon from the experts at NYC's Rye House in this Howcast video.

Whiskey, scotch and bourbon. Now, scotch and bourbon are both whiskeys. But rectangles aren’t always squares. Scotch is whiskey that’s made in Scotland, and has this distinct tradition. It’s generally made with peated malts. It’s made to a different flavor balance than just regular whiskey. Whiskey can be made anywhere. Single malt whiskey can be made anywhere. It’s just a question of process. Bourbon is strictly American. It’s made by a certain codified legal process, and it has a tradition and a history, and a more narrow flavor profile than just whiskey as a category or scotch specifically. That’s a quick rundown on the difference between scotch, bourbon and all whiskey.