The origin of the drink was greatly contested by the Irish, who claim to have developed the art of distilling around the 5th century, long before the Scots. The Irish challenge is not confirmed. There are also historians who claim that the Celts had been practicing distillation for much longer. But the fact is that it was Scotland that made whiskey universal and appreciated all over the world, which earns it the title of producer of the best whiskey in the world, whether for its clear water or its peat used as fuel In the drying of the malted barley, because its fire produces few flames and much smoke, that impregna in malted barley and gives the scotch a characteristic flavor of smoked.
Its alcohol content is 38 to 54% ethyl alcohol by volume at a temperature of 20 ° C.