Famous Whiskies’ History And Their Specialties

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Know your whisky

🔺Glenfiddich is the world’s best-selling single malt

🔺Johnnie Walker Red Label is the world’s best-selling Scotch

🔺The Famous Grouse is the best-selling whisky in Scotland

🔺Glenmorangie is the best-selling single malt in Scotland.

🔺The world’s fastest growing Scotch today is Black Dog. India is a major contributor to its sales.

🔺The five most popular single malts globally are  Glenfiddich, The Glenlivet, Glenmorangie Original, Aberlour and Laphroaig

🔺Bruichladdich’s The Octomore is the most heavily peated whisky in the world (167ppm)

🔺The three oldest single malts currently sold are Glenturret, Oban and Glenlivet

🔺The oldest distillery in Scotland is Glenturret (1775), followed by Bowmore (1779)

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🔺With each bottle of Laphroaig that you buy, you are entitled to a lifetime lease of one sq foot of the distillery’s land, along with a personalized certificate of ownership

🔺Cadenhead’s Whisky Shop on Canongate, has a unique selling point: customers can have a bottle poured straight from a cask and labeled with their name. When sealed it has a label with the ‘born on date’, as whisky stops aging as soon as it leaves the wooden barrel, so each bottle is a unique blend.

🔺Edradour is the smallest distillery in Scotland. The entire operation is run by just three people

🔺The Glenmorangie distillery is one of the smallest in the Highlands and employs just sixteen craftsmen, called ‘The Sixteen Men of Tain’

🔺The most expensive country in which to buy Scotch, ironically, is  the UK, where it is made

🔺In the UK, its home country, the five most popular blended Scotch whiskies are The Famous Grouse, William Grant’s, Bell’s, Teacher’s and J&B Rare. Note: Johnnie Walker does not feature in the list of best-selling blends in its home country.

🔺A closed bottle of Scotch can be kept for 100 years and still be good to drink. After opening, a bottle of Scotch whisky will remain good for five years.

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🔺The Australian Wine Research Institute has introduced a measure called a standard drink. In Australia, a standard drink contains 10 g (12.67 ml) of alcohol, the amount that an average adult male can metabolize in one hour.

🔺Although their proof differs, standard drinks of beer, wine and spirits contain the same amount of alcohol – 0.6 ounces each. They’re all the same to a breathalyzer.

🔺18,000 litres of Scotch whisky worth over $800,000 were accidentally flushed down the drain at Chivas Brothers’ Dumbarton bottling plant in 2013.

🔺Experts advise you to drink single malt with just a dash of water. The water supposedly ‘releases the serpent’ from the whisky

🔺If there is a serpent, there is also an angel. As it ages, 2-2.5 % of the whisky maturing in a barrel is lost to evaporation every year. Distillers refer to this as the ‘angel’s share’.

🔺There is also a devil. The whisky absorbed by the wood of  barrel during maturation is known as the ‘devil’s cut’

🔺Indian ‘whisky’ is technically flavoured rum, because it’s essentially made from sugar

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Famous Whiskies’ History And Their Specialties
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