Scotland - the birthplace of whisky
Scotch whisky is known and loved on every continent across the globe.
In 2010, 34 bottles of Scotland's biggest export was shipped worldwide every second.
Whisky from Scotland is unique because it carries the flavour of its natural environment: only pure, clear water and the best barley crops from Scotland’s fields are used in Scotch whisky production.
‘The water of life’
Water in Scotland is famous for its purity – the quality of a particular whisky depends on the quality and purity of the water it’s made from. We are lucky to have a range of stunning mountains, lochs, rivers and plenty of rain – meaning we have ample fresh natural water sources. And lots of great whisky.
Did you know?
In order to be called Scotch Whisky, the spirit must be matured in an excise warehouse in Scotland for a period of not less than three years? Scotch whisky has a protected status around the world – find out more about that here