A Western North Carolina mountain term for moonshine or corn whiskey. The liquor is strong enough to make you run like a scald cat. It's an old phrase not used much anymore, and usually will be in such a thick brogue by those that do still use it that it's barely intelligible to a speaker of standard English. It sounds like shcawcat or skull cat usually.
Y'all, I got a good scald cat buzz on!
by yankhibee May 08, 2008