The first ever World Whisky Day is upon us and one of Scotland’s finest exports will be celebrated by enthusiasts across the globe. What better time, then, to go behind the scenes at one of the country’s largest whisky producers and find out just exactly how water works for them?
First envisioned by Blair Bowman, a young whisky enthusiast, in June 2011, World Whisky Day celebrates all those who work in the whisky industry. This is particularly relevant here in Scotland, where 10,000 people are employed in a sector worth more than £3 billion per year.
We have spoken before about the crucial part water plays in the whisky-making process; however, to celebrate World Whisky Day we asked Ian Renwick, production supervisor at Scotland’s oldest whisky distillery, The Famous Grouse Experience, to let us in on a few tricks of the trade.
So sit back, relax and watch how the experts perfect Scotland’s national drink...