Scotland, and Whisky Distilleries
Scotland named in English and Scots , and Scottish Gaelic Alba , UK . Occupying the north of Britain , it is also constituted by a set of small islands including the Hebrides , Orkney and Shetland . Scotland is also one of the six Celtic nations.
Politically, Scotland is marked by a strong independence movement
The Iindépendantiste ( Scotland. During the elections of 5 May 2011 , the SNP receives an absolute majority of seats (69 of 129 ) and 15 October 2012 , Prime Minister David Cameron has signed an agreement on the organization in 2014 a referendum on Scottish independence .
The word Scotia was used by the Romans to refer to the Gaels that lived in the fifth century the present territory of Scotland and Ireland .
The wall that Hadrian had built around 120 AD , a sort of " Chinese wall" that manages to somehow contain the Picts until 364.Le Antonine Wall built further north are was not effective long.
The various peoples who live in Scotland then were the Brigantes , the Caledonii the Votadini the Selgovae the Novantae the Damnonii the Verturiones , etc. .
Human whole that becomes Scotland is composed of different peoples: picti Celts, Britons, Celts, Scots from Ireland, Angles, Vikings from Norway .
Scotland has only one land border , south of the country, shared with England. Its maritime boundaries separating it from Northern Ireland and the Faroe Islands, Denmark.
Mountains cover a large area. The highlights are Ben Nevis ( 1,344 m) and Cairn Gorm ( 1,245 m ), both strongly shaped by glaciers. Snow persists throughout the year as snowfields . Volcanism , although former is visible in some parts of the relief ( peak of the Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye, basalt of Staffa , Edinburgh dykes ) .
Distilleries and Whisky
The word whiskey comes from the Celtic uisge Scottish Gaelic or " uisce " in Irish Gaelic . The term simply means "water" in both languages is " uisge beatha " in Scottish Gaelic and " uisce beatha " in Irish , meaning " water of life" - and thus whiskey in English.
The first trace of whiskey in Scotland dates back to 1494. This is a note referring to the water spirits in producing an official document which specifies the Exchequer's roll " 8 bolls of malt to Friar John Cor , by order of the King to make aqua vitae " testimony of an already well-established practice . It is generally considered that the monks of Dal Riada Scots did enjoy their knowledge in the field of distillation when they came to evangelize the Picts of Caledonia
The Scotch Whisky Association has decided to restrict the number of five designations :
Single Malt Scotch Whisky , Blended Malt Scotch Whisky , Single Grain Scotch Whisky , Blended Grain Scotch Whisky , Blended Scotch Whisky .
The valley of the Spey ( Speyside ) in the North East is the region 's largest production and produces subtle and fine whiskeys, Glenlivet , Glenfiddich
North Highlands provide more robust and assertive whiskey : Glenmorangie , Oban , Balblair
Of the 32 distilleries existed in Campbeltown, only three remain: Glen Scotia , Glengyle and Springbank
Islands offer very typical whiskeys.
Islay nine distilleries ,
Isle of Jura distillery, Isle of Mull has a distillery , Orkney Islands have two distilleries