The Romans called distilled spirits Aqua Vitae. The Water of Life.
That became eau de vie in France, acquavite in Italy, and akvavit in Sweden.
In Gaelic Scotland it was Uisge-beatha.
Just like the drink itself, that name changed slowly over time, eventually becoming Whisky.
That’s where the word “whisky” comes from, but what about the drink itself? How has it changed and where is it headed next? Join us as our film explores the people who have made scotch whisky into a global phenomenon. Read more >