10 Interesting Facts About Scotch Whisky

scotch whisky facts


  • The term “whisky” comes from the Gaelic “uisge beatha”, which means “water of life”.
  • Scotch Whisky accounts for around %25 of UK food and drink exports.
  • Highest price paid at auction for a bottle of Scotch Whisky is £288.000
  • More Scotch Whisky is sold in one month than Cognac in a year in France.
  • 34 bottles were shipped overseas each second.
  • Over 100 distilleries licensed to produce Scotch Whisky
  • Scotch Whisky almost always matured in pre-used casks( %90-%95 bourbon casks)
  • There are five type of whiskies ;   Single Malt Scotch Whisky   Single Grain Scotch Whisky   Blended Scotch Whisky   Blended Malt Whisky  Blended Grain Whisky
  • A standard measure of Scotch Whisky (25ml) contains 55 calories.
  • Whisky is a personal choice and you should drink it the way you like it. The perfect way to drink Scotch Whisky is adding some water. This will reduce the alcohol level and bring out the whiskies hidden aromas. Adding ice will reduce the temperature and this will hide the aromas and smell.


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