Ten surprising facts about whisky

For whisky aficionados, the following pages likely won’t be that surprising, but for those whose interest is in its infancy these facts could provide an interesting insight.

Pic Greg Macvean - 30/03/2016 - 07971 826 457 It may sound barking mad, but in a step to ensure the finest whisky is selected for bottling, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) has appointed a new breed of expert nose to its prestigious Tasting Panel - the world's first whisky sniffer dog

The whisky world is rich, diverse and interesting, and with so many styles and brands available, it can be easy to feel a little lost taking those first steps.

The following pages are intended with the whisky novice in mind, but there may be a few nuggets for the more experienced malt master.

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