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10 Quick Facts About Scotch
By Nokulunga Msibi
Scotch whisky can only be called Scotch whisky when it has been left for a minimum of 3 years to age in oak casks, in Scotland.
Almost 39 bottles of Scotch are shipped overseas every second.
The earliest reference to distilling in Scotland appears in the Scottish Exchequer Rolls, 1494.
Scotch Whisky distilleries are attracting upwards of 1.5 million visits annually to see how this iconic product is made.
More Scotch is sold in one month in France than Cognac in a year
The categories of Scotch Whisky are: Single Malt, Single Grain, Blended Malt, Blended Scotch and Blended Grain whisky.
The Scotch Whisky industry directly employs more than 10,000 workers.
Scotch sales globally are 2.5 times its nearest rival whisky.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing whisky.
Scotland has 5 whisky regions: Highlands, Lowlands, Speyside, Islay and Campbelltown with each area producing whiskies with a very particular style.
Scotch Whisky Association
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