Some of the top American whiskey brands are Maker's Mark, Four Roses, Knob Creek, Blanton's and Woodford Reserve. Top whiskey brands from Scotland, known as Scotch, include Glenlivet, Highland Park, Bowmore, Jonnie Walker and Old Pulteney.
There are two main types of whiskey on the market, American and Scotch. American whiskey generally uses corn, rye or maize during the process of fermentation. Scotch whiskey is a barley-based beverage only made in Scotland under strict quality standards.
The whiskey-making process involves distillation of a grain mash and aging in special wood barrels. The process of making whiskey is strictly regulated around the world.