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)
🔺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.
🔺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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