Scotland may be a relatively small country compared to the United States (it’s roughly the size of South Carolina), but it produces an immense variety of whiskies. The country is divided into six different regions, each of which is known for its own distinct style of whisky.
Depending on the region in which it’s made, scotch can range in flavor from light and fruity, to rich and briny, to dark and smoky. There’s a scotch for just about every whisky lover—you just have to know where to look. Here’s a handy guide to help you get to know each of these regions and the special whiskies they produce.