As of 2014, the origin of whiskey is untestable, but it is certain that the production of whisky in the Scottish region has been more than 500 years old, so it is generally considered that Scotland is the birthplace of all whiskies.
According to the Scotch Whisky Association, Scotch whiskey is developed from a beverage called "Uisge Beatha" (meaning "water of life").
In the 15th century, whisky in Scotland was used more as a potion to quench the cold.
In the 11th century AD, Irish monks arrived in Scotland to spread the gospel, which brought the distillation of Scotch whisky.
In 1780, there were only 8 legal distillation plants, and the number of illegal distillation plants, large and small, reached more than 400. They can only produce whiskey by cutting corners, and the reputation of Scotch whiskers is becoming increasingly "corrupt."
In 1823, the British Parliament passed the "Excise Act" to create a more relaxed tax environment for legal distillation plants, and at the same time, it vigorously "encumbered" illegal distillery plants, which greatly promoted the development of the Scotch whisky industry.
In 1831, Scotland introduced the column still, which can be distilled continuously, which greatly improves the distillation efficiency, which reduces the price of whiskey and makes the whisky more popular.