Scotland has been producing the national drink whisky for many centuries. In almost 100 distilleries, this noble brandy is still produced today at the highest level and very traditionally and is exported to a large extent to all countries of the world.
A genuine Scotch must not only be distilled in Scotland, but must also be stored for at least 3 years in oak barrels and have at least 40% by volume.
Furthermore, it must be distilled with a maximum alcohol content of 94.8%, then stored in oak barrels for at least 3 years and 40% vol. at bottling.
Whisky may not leave Scotland during storage. Of course, almost all Scottish whiskies mature much longer and are tasted and checked again and again during this time. Ultimately, however, it is always the "Master Distiller" - i.e. the person primarily responsible for good whisky in each distillery - who decides when the barrels should be bottled.
*regular prices = former selling prices