There are over 25 descriptive terms for the colour of whisky.
Scotland's only commercial cider-maker matures approximately a third of its produce in second-hand whisky barrels.
Some 20 million casks lie maturing in warehouses in Scotland.
90% of Scotch Whisky sold is Blended Scotch Whisky.
Whisky gains as much as 60% of its flavour from the type of cask used in the ageing process.
Lowland and Highland whiskies are separated by an invisible line that runs between Dundee in the east and Greenock in the west.
There are currently 108 operational distilleries across Scotland, 7 grain and 101 malt.
On the small island of Islay there are 8 Scotch Whisky distilleries.