100 Years of Highlights

  • 500

    81

    1994 saw the 500th anniversary of Scotch Whisky production.

  • Setting an example

    82

    Whisky is now made in over 30 countries, including Japan, Sweden, New Zealand, the USA and even England!

  • Super size

    83

    On Sunday 12 Aug 2012 the Guinness Book of World Recods recorded the largest bottle of whisky in the world. The 228 litre bottle holds an incredible 9120 drams.

  • Very mature

    84

    The oldest recorded visitor to a Scotch Whisky distillery is 103!

  • Auction

    85

    The highest price ever paid at auction for a bottle of Scotch Whisky was $460,000 in 2010.

  • Famous fans

    86

    Did you know that the following are (or were) keen Scotch drinkers? Prince Charles, Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway, Dylan Thomas, Queen Victoria, Nicholas cage, Tom Selleck & Lady Gaga.

  • Flavour

    87

    Whisky contains more than double the flavour components (congeners) of it's nearest competitors cognac and rum. It has over 100 complex flavours versus 5-10 in vodka.

  • The music of Whisky

    88

    Scots musician KT Tunstall was given a handmade guitar made from cask staves by her favourite distillery in 2009.

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