I would like to comment on the differences between toasts and scotches. Toasts having the scent of toasted tobacco and Scotches having a smoke scent to them. Also worth speculation is the certain edible quality of the American Scotches. Sweet or dry it seems all were made with a PH for taste buds as opposed to the "English" toasts wich are geared towards scent. Another assumption I make is that the toasts although "English" are a finer grind due to the tobacco being so dry (toasted) when ground. The scotches seem to be pulverized and having a heavier gravity. My point being that they are not the same animal and are difficult to compare in many respects. Begging the question. which came first, the Scotch or the Irish?