Whisky has been distilled in Scotland for hundreds of years. There is some evidence to show that the art of distilling could have been brought to the country by Christian missionary monks, but it has never been proved that Highland farmers did not themselves discover how to distil spirits from their surplus barley. The earliest historical reference to whisky comes much later, Mr J Marshall Robb, in his book ‘Scotch Whisky’, says: ‘The oldest reference to whisky occurs in the Scottish Exchequer Rolls for 1494, where there is an entry of ‘eight bolls of malt to Friar John Cor wherewith to make aquavitae’. A boll was an old Scottish measure of not more than six bushels. (One bushel is equivalent to 25.4 kilograms).
Glenfiddich is a Speyside single malt Scotch whisky owned and produced by William Grant & Sons in Dufftown,
A Spanish wine merchant, was born in Sitges, Catalonia, Spain, in 1814, and emigrated to Cuba in 1830.
Absolut Vodka is a brand of vodka, produced near Åhus, in southern Sweden. Absolut is owned by French group.
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Seagram's (legally named Seagram Company Ltd.) was a large historical corporation headquartered in Montreal
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The distillery was built in 1794 by the brothers John and Hugh Stevenson and operated by them until 1866,
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