One of Scotland’s most known and best loved figures, Robert Burns, even wrote about whisky in the 1700s. His ode to the nature of happiness, community and cooperation was named ‘Scotch Drink’ and was hugely popular in 1785. What many don’t realise is that Burns was a tax collector before he was a poet – so he knew a thing or two about its potent potential!
When World War II ended, the Scots were able to export their whisky worldwide and ever since, it has remained one of the most popular alcoholic spirits globally. It now accounts for the majority of the country’s food and drink exports revenue.