In 1777 there were eight licensed distilleries and an estimated 400 illicit stills in Edinburgh.
The Association's longest-serving chair was its first, William Harrison. He was chair twice for a total of 19 years.
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.
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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