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Scotch Whisky Beginner Quiz 1

20 questions for beginners to whisky.

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How old must Scotch be aged in an oak barrel for it to be called a whisky?

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Which of these places is NOT renowned for whisky production?

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Which of these is used to make a Single Malt Whisky?

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What does the term 'Angel’s Share'refer to?

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What is the Gaelic word for whisky, and what does it mean?

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How is 'peat' used in the whisky-making process?

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What role does the cask play in the flavor of whisky?

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What does the term 'cask strength' mean?

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Which of these elements is NOT part of the whisky distillation process?

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What is the difference between 'whisky' and 'whiskey'?

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Which of these factors does NOT influence the flavour of a whisky?

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What role does yeast play in the production of whisky?

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What does it mean if a whisky is described as 'non-chill filtered'?

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In whisky production, what is the purpose of the 'spirit safe'?

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Which of these terms describes the clear, unaged spirit before it is placed in casks for aging?

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What is a 'washback' used for in whisky production?

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What is the minimum ABV of a bottle of Scotch?

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What characteristic is often associated with whisky from the Lowlands region?

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How is 'proof' related to the alcohol content in whisky?

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What is 'malt' in the context of whisky production?

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Scotch Whisky Advanced Quiz 1

20 advanced questions to test your knowledge

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1. Where is Bowmore located?

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2. What is the oldest licensed distillery in Scotland?

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3. Who has an expression called the 105 Cask Strength?

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4. Which distillery was the first in Scotland to be owned by a woman?

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5. Which distillery famously uses water from Josie's Well?

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6. Which distillery is the most easterly located Scotch whisky distillery in Scotland?

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7. On which site was Ladyburn distilled at?

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8. Which distillery was the first in Scotland to install a purifier in its stills, significantly affecting the character of its spirit?

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9. Which distillery's water source is the famous Robbie Dhu springs?

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10. When were the first taxes on Scotch introduced, which led to illicit distilling?

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11. What is the traditional Gaelic name for the small copper pot used to take samples of whisky from casks?

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12. Which Scotch whisky distillery is the only one to have a Royal Warrant granted by the Prince of Wales?

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13. What distinguishes a "teaspoon" whisky in the Scotch industry?

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14. Which distillery has a still called "The Wee Witchie?

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15. Which distillery is known for its pioneering Solera Vat process for ageing whisky?

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16. Which Scotch whisky distillery uses a unique "partial triple distillation" process?

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17. What is the "Lincoln County Process" and its relevance to Scotch whisky?

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18. Which distillery is known for having the tallest stills in Scotland?

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19. Which distillery is known for producing the heavily peated whisky series called Octomore?

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20. What is the usual strength at which Scotch whisky is matured in casks according to Scotch Whisky Regulations 2009

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21. In which year did the Scotch Whisky Association tighten the rules regarding the labeling of Scotch whiskies as "Single Malt

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Bourbon Beginner Quiz 1

20 questions to test your knowledge.

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What does the 'Sour Mash' process involve?

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What does the term 'high rye' bourbon refer to?

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Can bourbon be made with a 100% corn mash bill?

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What does the term 'single barrel' mean with regard to bourbon?

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Is caramel colouring allowed in bourbon?

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What characteristic flavour notes are commonly associated with bourbon?

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What is the primary grain used in bourbon production?

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Which process adds the most flavour and colour to bourbon?

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What does the term 'mash bill' refer to?

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What does 'proof' mean in the context of bourbon?

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Is it true that all bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon?

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What does the term 'bottled-in-bond' mean in relation to bourbon?

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What is the minimum aging period for a spirit to be called straight bourbon?

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Can bourbon be produced outside of Kentucky?

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What type of barrels must bourbon be aged in?

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By law, what is the minimum percentage of corn that must be used in bourbon's mash bill?

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What country is bourbon primarily associated with?

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What is a 'Rickhouse'?

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At what proof must bourbon be entered into the barrel for ageing?

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What is the purpose of rotating barrels within a rickhouse?

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