National Scotch Day is celebrated every year on July 27. On a Monday at the end of the hot month of July in Texas, it doesn't sound like the best day to celebrate but the day was chosen because it is the anniversary of the day when Scotland's whiskies were first taxed in 1494. Having grown up in The Lone State, Scotch was not a part of my alcohol introduction when I came of age. In Houston, young drinkers are more likely to start with beer and tequila than wine and Scotch and if a whiskey is on the table, it is much more likely to be Bourbon or Tennessee Whiskey. As I became older, I gravitated more to wine with the occasional margarita or martini. But, as chance would have it, one day in the early new millennium, I walked into a restaurant bar in Sugar Land, Texas, and ended up sitting next to a Scottish gentlemen who was struggling with making a wine selection from a California centric wine list. I overheard him asking for something white "like a Sancerre". T
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