Scotch can be daunting, we get it. Some look at its centuries of mist-shrouded history and the thousands of brands on the market, shake their head, and think, There's no way in. But don't let that be you, because the truth is all you need are a few basic bits of info to throw open the doors to Scotland's greatest export (way, way ahead of golf), and a lifetime of enjoying it. The first thing to get down is the difference between single malt and blended scotch, so we've put together an extensive visual guide for all the ways they differ. Let it be your (literal) spirit guide into the amazing world of Scotch whisky.