Scotch Can Only Be Made In Scotland

It might sound obvious but Scotch whisky must come from Scotland. In the same way that a bourbon must by law come from American (not only Kentucky). Scotch is a legally protected term covered under the Scotch Whisky Regulations 2009 which requires that a Scotch be:
  1. Produced in Scottish distillery using water & Malted barley
  2. Mashed at that distillery
  3. Fermented & brewed only using yeast
  4. Distilled to no more than 94.8% (190 US proof)
  5. Matured in Scotland for a minimum of three years in barrels no more than 700 litres
  6. Containing no added substances, other than water and plain (E150A) caramel colouring
  7. Bottled at a minimum ABV of 40% (80 US proof)
This causes certain obvious issues of confusion for other countries such as America where Scotch is more typically associated with a style of whisky by the average consumer as Charles Passy explains in the below video.