Among the many types of alcoholic beverages that one may encounterÂ at a simcha, one will inevitably find a bottle of Scotch whisky. Scotch hasÂ been produced in Scotland for hundreds of years and there are currently
many brands and varieties available. The connoisseur may have hisÂ preferred Single Malt Scotch, but the average person will sample whateverÂ varieties he may see. As most Scotch manufacturers do not have KashrusÂ supervision for their products, much attention has recently been directedÂ to the halachic status of Scotch.
Click the link below to download a detailed halachic essay by Rabbi Akiva Niehaus of the Chicago Community Kollel discussing the numerous kashrus issues related to single malt scotch and sherry casks.