The Scottish and Irish “national drink” has a long and illustrious history. First mentioned in 1494 in Scottish tax documents, the first licensed distillery was built in 1608 in Northern Ireland. In the 18th century Scottish and Irish immigrants brought their extensive knowledge of whisky production with them into the “New World”. In the last few decades whisk(e)y made a triumphal march around the globe. As a result whisk(e)y is today not only consumed in almost every corner of this world but more and more countries have their very own whisky producing industry, too. The world of whiskies got certainly more colored and more varied. This gives the open-minded whisk(e)y aficionado the perfect opportunity to broaden his horizons and to discover continuous new bottlings from all over the world.