1. Whisky is made from fermented grain mash, typically including barley, rye, wheat, and corn.
2. The earliest known mention of whisky comes from the Exchequer Rolls of Scotland in 1405.
3. Whisky was first distilled in Ireland in the late 12th century.
4. The word “whisky” is derived from the Gaelic word “uisge beathe”, meaning “water of life”.
5. Whisky is typically distilled twice, but may be distilled three or more times.
6. The alcohol content of whisky varies depending on the number of distillations, but is typically between 40% and 50%.
7. Whisky matures in wooden casks, typically made of oak.
8. The colour of whisky is affected by the type of cask used for maturation, as well as the length of time the whisky is left to mature.
9. Whisky is traditionally bottled at 40% alcohol by volume.
10. There are many different types of whisky, including single malt, blended, grain, and Irish whiskey.