Sorry, Sean Connery: scotch whisky will always be Scotland’s greatest export. The country’s residents have been distilling for hundreds of years, and the alcohol is some of the most highly sought-after in the world. It’s also one of the most highly regulated spirits in the world. There are just less than 100 distilleries operating in Scotland, and they all must abide by the Scotch Whisky Association’s rules. The alcohol has to be made entirely in Scotland and aged there in oak casks for at least three years and one day.

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