Diageo recently invested £10 million in its state of the art Cambus Cooperage to make it a completely up to date operation combining innovation with traditional skills.
Most new make spirit is diluted to approximately 62.5% abv before it's placed in casks to mature.
There are over 500 species of oak growing throughout the world but only a few are suitable for coopering.
One of the world's oldest crafts is the art of barrel making.
By law Scotch Whisky must be bottled at a minimum of 40% volume.
Blending was pioneered by Andrew Usher in Edinburgh in the 19th century.
James King Stewart was the Association's first and longest-serving chief executive.
As of 23 November 2012, Single Malt Scotch Whisky must be bottled in Scotland.