100 Years of Highlights

  • Glass bottles

    17

    Until 1821, glass bottles were free-blown.

  • Bottle blowing

    18

    In 1887 Josiah Arnell and Howard Ashley patented the first bottle-blowing machine.

  • Whisky bottles

    19

    Whisky only began to be sold in bottles after 1860 when blending became widespread.

  • Wine bottles

    20

    The earliest known 'whisky bottles', in 1841, were re-used wine bottles, often used by local grocers.

  • Single Malt

    21

    The description 'Single Malt Scotch Whisky' must appear exactly in that form.

  • 100 flavours

    22

    Whisky can have more than 100 complex flavours.

  • Employment

    23

    Around 10,000 people are directly employed in the Scotch Whisky industry, many in economically deprived areas.

  • Collector's item

    24

    Renowned by it's quality, it's not surprising that some people have become great collectors of certain brands of Scotch Whisky.

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