Did you know Whisky does not age further once bottled but bottled in decades or centuries ago can show some change, especially if the closure is not air-tight. Find more interesting facts about whiskey on this list.
1. “Whiskey” is a Gaelic word which means “water of life.”
2. The average person over 15 years old, drank 88 bottles of Whiskey per Year in 1830.
3. Both the “Whisky” and “Whiskey” words are correct. Whiskey is specific to Irish, and Whisky is Scotch.
4. The first blended whisky in the world, was a mixture of malt and grain produced under the name Green Stripe in 1860.
5. In 1875, 13 people died of alcohol poisoning in Ireland.
6. Whiskey is the official state beverage of Alabama.
7. Jack Daniels learned how to make Whiskey from a Lutheran minister at the age of 6.
8. Jameson sells more Irish Whiskey than all other Irish producers.
9. Nikola Tesla drank Whiskey every day because it supposed it would make him live to 150.
10. 90% of Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland.
11. George Washington made Washington the largest American Whiskey producer in the 18th century.
12. Diabetics’ urine can be transformed into whiskey due to high sugar content.
13. There are a number of kinds of Scotch Whiskey, but the main ones are Blended Whisky, Single Grain Whisky, Blended Malt Whisky and Single Malt Whisky.
14. There are around one hundred distilleries and five regions to produce Whiskey in Scotland.
15. An incredible one billion bottles of scotch are exported from Scotland every year.
16. The Glenavon Special Liqueur Whisky holds the Guinness World Record for being the World’s Oldest Whisky.
17. Macallan’s’ Whiskey is the most expensive in the world.
18. A Lalique decanter of Macallan’s’ Whiskey was auctioned for £393,109 in Hong Kong.
19. Scotch Whiskey produces £135 of income every second.
20. Due to poor harvest, the licensed whisky production was banned from 1757 to 1760.
21. Drinking Whiskey can prevent cancer and also reduces possibilities of heart diseases.
22. Whiskey is one of the basic ingredients of Tabasco.
23. Most Whiskey is made in Bourbon barrels.
24. Barrels can be used up to four times.
25. Different version whiskys are called ‘expressions’.
26. There are four main areas of whiskey production in Scotland: Lowlands Speyside, Highlands, and Islay.
27. A couple Famous Whiskey brands are The Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, Glen Grant and The Macallan.
28. Islay is famous for its peaty single malt Whiskeys.
29. It was illegal to make spirits until 1823.
30. July 27 is celebrated as a Scotch Whisky Day in the world.
31. The earliest known record of Whiskey production dates back to 1494.
32. Charles Dickens used both whiskey and whiskey in “The Pickwick Papers”.
33. The leading whiskey drinkers in the world are the French.
34. Before the maturation process in their cask, Whiskey is completely colorless.
35. Whiskey comprises more than double the flavor congeners of it’s nearest competitors – Rum and Cognac.
36. The evaporation of Alcohol from a Whiskey barrel during maturation is referred to as the ‘Angel’s Share’.
37. The largest percentage of new distilling activity is in Ireland.
38. In 1644, Whisky was first taxed by the Scottish Parliament.
39. There are over 5000 types of Single Malt Whiskey.
40. 90% of Whiskey produced in the UK is intended for export.