Jim Murray, an English writer and one of the world’s top whiskey critics, believes Scottish malt is no match for American whiskey.Of course, it's important to point out that much of the cultural South has strong connections to Scotland. So the Scots can still stand (when sober) proud.
“Generally speaking, bourbon … has overtaken Scotch,” he said, according to the Telegraph.
And, as Wikipedia notes:
While it may be made anywhere in the United States, it is strongly associated with the American South in general, and Kentucky in particular.