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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

#AtoZChallenge ~ Z~ #Gaelic

Aye, my last day - now what on earth will I blog about?

Anyway, straying from the alphabet again today to share the following - Scottish Whiskey :)

A trip to Scotland is not complete without taking a swig of their famous Scotch whiskey. Of course, before ordering yourself a glass, keep in mind that the legal age for drinking in Scotland is 18 and underage drinking may result in a heavy fine. There are over one hundred distilleries across Scotland and a number of them allow visitors to come in and observe the process of manufacturing this popular Scottish product. The drink is made from malted barley, yeast, and pure sprint water and is then aged in oak barrels for a minimum of three years. It is interesting to note that while there are a number of big distilleries across Scotland, one distillery stands out for being reputed as the smallest one in the country, used to be run by three people but is currently manned by just two. They only produce 12 casks each week. Even their sign signifies that fact. The distillery is called Edradour, located in Pitlochry, Pertshire, welcomes guests for a tour of their distillery for an entrance free of 5 pounds. It comes with a 330 ml or a dram sample of their whiskey. On the other hand, the 105 Cask Strength, which has 60% alcohol by volume, manufactured by Glenfarclas is considered by Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s strongest malt whiskey.
Some examples of the Scotch whiskey brands distributed worldwide include J&B, Chivas Regal and Johnny Walker. The best-selling brand in Scotland is The Famous Grouse.

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