100 Years of Highlights

  • Investment

    9

    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.

  • ABV

    10

    Most new make spirit is diluted to approximately 62.5% abv before it's placed in casks to mature.

  • Oak

    11

    There are over 500 species of oak growing throughout the world but only a few are suitable for coopering.

  • Whisky barrels

    12

    One of the world's oldest crafts is the art of barrel making.

  • 40%

    13

    By law Scotch Whisky must be bottled at a minimum of 40% volume.

  • Blending

    14

    Blending was pioneered by Andrew Usher in Edinburgh in the 19th century.

  • Chief Executive

    15

    James King Stewart was the Association's first and longest-serving chief executive.

  • Scottish bottling

    16

    As of 23 November 2012, Single Malt Scotch Whisky must be bottled in Scotland.

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