100 Years of Highlights

  • Straw, gold, amber, copper...

    49

    There are over 25 descriptive terms for the colour of whisky.

  • Cider

    50

    Scotland's only commercial cider-maker matures approximately a third of its produce in second-hand whisky barrels.

  • Time to mature

    51

    Some 20 million casks lie maturing in warehouses in Scotland.

  • Blended

    52

    90% of Scotch Whisky sold is Blended Scotch Whisky.

  • A mature flavour

    53

    Whisky gains as much as 60% of its flavour from the type of cask used in the ageing process.

  • Highland-Lowland

    54

    Lowland and Highland whiskies are separated by an invisible line that runs between Dundee in the east and Greenock in the west.

  • 108

    55

    There are currently 108 operational distilleries across Scotland, 7 grain and 101 malt.

  • Islay

    56

    On the small island of Islay there are 8 Scotch Whisky distilleries.

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