100 Years of Highlights

  • Nutritional info

    73

    A standard measure of Scotch Whisky(25ml) contains 55 calories and no fat.

  • Record breaker

    74

    Glenturret's distillery cat, Towser, caught a record breaking 30,000 mice in his 24 year lifetime.

  • Rabbie Burns

    75

    Burns was once employed in the Scotch Whisky industry as an exciseman or 'gauger'.

  • Grain to Glass

    76

    Cameronbridge distillery was the first to produce grain whisky in 1827.

  • Three year rule

    77

    The 1915 Immature Spirits Act brought in the three year rule for ageing whisky.

  • Coffey

    78

    The first Scottish distillery to install a Coffey still was the Grange Distillery, Alloa.

  • Blether

    79

    Agents who bought whisky from smugglers were called 'Blethermen'.

  • Rummaging

    80

    The revolving arm that drags heavy copper chains around the base of the still to prevent sticking and scorching is called a rummager.

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