Until 1821, glass bottles were free-blown.
In 1887 Josiah Arnell and Howard Ashley patented the first bottle-blowing machine.
Whisky only began to be sold in bottles after 1860 when blending became widespread.
The earliest known 'whisky bottles', in 1841, were re-used wine bottles, often used by local grocers.
The description 'Single Malt Scotch Whisky' must appear exactly in that form.
Whisky can have more than 100 complex flavours.
Around 10,000 people are directly employed in the Scotch Whisky industry, many in economically deprived areas.
Renowned by it's quality, it's not surprising that some people have become great collectors of certain brands of Scotch Whisky.