The Difference between Scotch, Bourbon, and Whiskey: Your Ultimate Easy Guide

Navigating the world of fine spirits can often feel like an intricate dance of flavors and traditions. At the heart of this dance are Scotch, Bourbon, and Whiskey, each with its own distinct character and heritage. Understanding these differences can enhance your tasting journey, especially when exploring the exquisite selection at Rosina.


Scotch, exclusively produced in Scotland, is made primarily from malted barley and aged in oak barrels for at least three years. Its flavor profiles vary dramatically, from the peaty and complex single malts of Islay to the light and floral blends of the Highlands.


Bourbon, America’s native spirit, hails primarily from Kentucky. It must contain at least 51% corn, contributing to its characteristically sweet flavor, and aged in new charred oak barrels, which impart a rich, smooth vanilla tone.


Whiskey serves as the umbrella term for a family of distilled spirits made from fermented grain mash. This broad category encompasses various styles, including the renowned Scotch and Bourbon, each defined by unique production methods and geographical influences.

Experience the Best at Rosina

For those eager to delve into these spirits, Rosina offers an impeccable selection of Scotch & Bourbon. Top 3 Scotches to try at Rosina are Glenlivet 12, Macallan 18, and Lagavulin 16. Each offers a distinct taste of Scotland’s diverse regions.

Top 3 Bourbons to try at Rosina are: Angels Envy, Buffalo Trace, Woodford Reserve. These selections showcase the craftsmanship and heritage of American whiskey-making.

At Rosina, every sip is an exploration of the world’s finest spirits. Whether you’re a seasoned connoisseur or new to the scene, there’s a flavor profile waiting to captivate your senses. Discover your favorite Scotch, Bourbon, or Whiskey today and embark on a journey of taste like no other.

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