Uh oh. Don't anyone tell Dale or Kirt or any of the many Scotch drinkers, but "Scotch malt whisky is now being outshone by “vastly improved” American brands.
Jim Murray, the author of the best-selling Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible, claimed contamination had affected the casks used to age whiskies, while bourbons, made in the United States, have improved.
“Everyone automatically thinks that the best whisky is made in Scotland, but there are too many bad casks rattling around,” he said.
“Generally speaking, bourbon … has overtaken Scotch. The best whisky is coming not from Scotland any more, but from Kentucky."
The article includes a bit of science to back up this claim, but as is often the case when chemistry is involved I zone out.