100 Years of Highlights

  • Secret Scotch

    97

    In 1777 there were eight licensed distilleries and an estimated 400 illicit stills in Edinburgh.

  • SWA Chair

    98

    The Association's longest-serving chair was its first, William Harrison. He was chair twice for a total of 19 years.

  • Peaty

    99

    Islay peat is made up of moss, heather and seaweed whereas mainland peat contains wood, bark and needles from the Caledonian pine forests - this gives two very distinct smoky flavours.

  • Quantity (& quality!)

    100

    Depending on the strain of barley used, one metric ton of grain can be converted into upwards of 400 litres of pure alcohol at around 96%.

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