[quote=“Gelangweilt”]let the wiki help ya:
Scotch whisky is whisky made in Scotland. In the United States, it is often referred to as “Scotch”. In Britain, the term whisky is usually taken to mean Scotch unless otherwise specified.
Scotch whisky is divided into four distinct categories: single malt, vatted malt (also called “pure malt”), blended and single grain.
I liken it to the distinction between Champagne and sparkling wine; though the grapes and production method may be the same, the nomenclature is regional and informed by the terroir, the soil they are grown in.