Whisky is the world's leading selling spirit with 2,750,000,000 litres sold last
The old Gaelic language of Scotland refers to it simply as Uisge Beathe - the
"Water of Life". With its golden colour, subtle warmth and stimulating flavour
Scotch whisky has been the very elixir of the spirit world since time immemorial.
But although whisky is perceived to be as Scottish as tartan kilts and haggis, it
was actually brought to the Highlands from the Mediterranean by ancient Celts. They viewed the drink as the restorer of life itself, a gift from the Gods that warmed the coldest spirit - a sentiment many would echo as they sip their whisky on a cold winter's night.
From the glens of Scotland to the mountains of Japan, whisky has now spread to most parts of the world - Japan in fact is the largest producer outside of the United Kingdom and North America.
World in a glass re-traces the story of Whisky from it's medicinal roots to domination on a global scale.
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