• Legally, you can call it Scotch whisky only if it is distilled in Scotland, inside oak barrels for at least three years.
• If it is produced in Scotland, you don’t spell it with an “e”— whiskey — it must be spelt as whisky.
• The two per cent whisky that gradually evaporates when stored in barrels is termed “angel’s share”.
• Currently, there are about 20 million casks of Scotch maturing in Scotland.
• World Whisky Day is celebrated on May 20.