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Home > News and views > 10 things you didn’t know about… whisky

10 things you didn’t know about… whisky

two whisky glasses on a table

As Burns Night approaches, we lift the barrel lid on the history and lore of Scotch  

What exactly is a single malt? Where does whisky get its colour? And just how much Scotch was Winston Churchill prescribed after he stepped out in front of a car in New York in 1932? These are just some of the questions answered in our article over on our members hub. Sign in now to read it, and if youd like to find out more about whisky and a new company aiming to take on the industry’s more traditional brands, join us at Dartmouth House for our Burns Night Whisky Tasting on Wednesday, 24 January. Book your tickets here. 

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