15 facts about whisky you need to know this Sunday evening

Whiskey is one of the most popular alcoholic beverages created by distillation of products based on grain. Over its history, the whiskey is closely joined to the culture of many peoples of the world. Especially the influence of the whiskey felt in Scotland. And although the history of distilled drinks goes back thousands of years, it was here 500 years ago whiskey that we know today, slowly began to win the love among the people.

To date, and flavored whiskey takes its rightful place among alcohol along with beer and wine.

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15 facts about whisky you need to know this Sunday evening

1. The distillation process is a key aspect of the whisky making was invented more than 4 thousand years ago. (Alan Jamieson / CC BY 2.0)

15 facts about whisky you need to know this Sunday evening

2. The first written mention of Scotch dates back to the year 1494. In the letter the order of acquisition of raw materials needed for the production of over 1500 whisky bottles. Apparently, whisky was already popular. (RayMorris1 / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

15 facts about whisky you need to know this Sunday evening

3. Whiskey must be aged in wooden barrels only. In glass bottles the drink can be stored for hundreds of years, but its taste and flavor will not improve. (Markus Wichmann / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

15 facts about whisky you need to know this Sunday evening

4. 90% of all single malt whisky produced in Scotland. (ScottSimPhotography / CC BY 2.0)

15 facts about whisky you need to know this Sunday evening

5. Drinking whiskey in small doses has a beneficial effect on the human metabolism. This drink can prevent stroke, dementia, heart attack, and to prevent the emergence of cancer cells. (Sven Cipido / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

15 facts about whisky you need to know this Sunday evening

6. Whiskey can withstand extremely low temperature, polar, aiming to reach the South pole, taking the whiskey with him, and it remained liquid even at -30 °C. (Roderick Eime / CC BY 2.0)

15 facts about whisky you need to know this Sunday evening

7. There are more than 5000 types of single malt whiskey. (Svenska Mässan / CC BY-ND 2.0)

15 facts about whisky you need to know this Sunday evening

8. Whiskey production takes the second place in profitability among all industries in Scotland. (Alan Jamieson / CC BY 2.0)

15 facts about whisky you need to know this Sunday evening

9. The color of whiskey depends on the material and quality of the barrel. (ben matthews ::: / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

15 facts about whisky you need to know this Sunday evening

10. Whiskey in an open bottle does not lose its quality within five years. (Can Mustafa Ozdemir / CC BY 2.0)

15 facts about whisky you need to know this Sunday evening

11. Scotch whiskey is distilled twice, Irish whiskey three times. ([Sir] Bali / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

15 facts about whisky you need to know this Sunday evening

12. The four most common "regional" types of whiskey are Scotch (Scotch), Irish (Irish), American (Bourbon) and canadian (often referred to as "rye"). (Bradley Wells / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

15 facts about whisky you need to know this Sunday evening

13. Scots and Irish to this day there is debate about who first began to produce whiskey. (Scott Loftesness / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

15 facts about whisky you need to know this Sunday evening

14. In English there are two spellings of the word "whisky" in Scotland and Canada use "whisky" in the United States and Ireland, "whiskey". (Rob Brewer / CC BY-SA 2.0)

15 facts about whisky you need to know this Sunday evening

15. Whiskey got its name from the Celtic phrase "uisge beatha", which translates as "water of life". (Matt Gibson / CC BY-NC 2.0)

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