Cathy Isom gives us a few facts, and tips, about celebrating an iconic beverage that is made from malted barley. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Every year on July 27th, we celebrate an aged whisky distilled from malted barley. Today is National Scotch Day.
This particular whisky, first and foremost, must be made in Scotland. It must be fermented from malted barley, aged in oak barrels for at least three years, and, have an Alcohol By Volume, or ABV, of less than 94.8%. While most Scotch is made with barley, water and yeast, other grains can be included, but no fermentation additives, per law.
Whiskey also has some health benefits, when consumed in moderation of course, including weight loss, reducing stress, controlling diabetes, preventing heart disease, reducing the risk of cancer, as well as giving your memory a needed boost.
A single serving of whiskey contains about 100 calories and no fat.
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