There is a wide variety of flavors that are possible in scotch -- from light and clean to heavily peated. Scotches must be distilled and aged in Scotland for a minimum of three years, but most are 10 years old or more. Blended Scotches tend to have the same flavor every year while the single malts will vary. In fact, sometimes the new 10-year bottle drinks better then the 12- or 15-year. I suggest going to tastings at a liquor store or a bar that offers small pours and ask for advice. Use in this cocktail: Asyla Scotch is blended, with soft, rich fruit and vanilla flavors. It's my go-to when I am making the classic Scotch cocktail, the Rob Roy.
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