10 Reasons To Carefully Consider Drinking More Single Malt Whisky
1. Whisky contains 0% fat – so that is one less thing to worry about.
2. Whisky is low in carbohydrates.
3. Dr. David J. Hanson of State University of New York research indicated that people who drink one or two alcoholic drinks a day have a 50 percent lower chance of having a stroke or developing dementia at an older age.
4. In 2005, Dr. Jim Swan, speaking at the EuroMedLab conference in Glasgow, found that single malt whiskies have more elegiac acid than red wine. The elegiac acid is an antioxidant that is thought to absorb rogue cancer cells in the body.
5. Sore throat – whisky is an antiseptic that can help sooth sore throats.
6. Whisky has historically been used as a digestif after a large meal.
7. Single malt whisky contains no nasty preservatives and will last 100 years in a sealed bottle.
8. Whisky is not just in the domain of men. Elizabeth Bessie Williamson is credited with establishing, ‘Laphroaig’ as one of the earliest single malts in the American market. From 1961 to 1964 and she toured the US representing Islay whisky to buyers and distributors.
9. Whisky has been around for at least 519 years – the earliest documented record of distilling in Scotland occurred in 1494, in the tax records of the day. The Exchequer Rolls, list, ‘eight bolls of malt to Friar John Cor where to make aqua vitae’.
10. Single malt whiskies come in a huge range of characters and flavours – profiles include: smoky, tobacco, medicinal, sherry, spicy, malty, nutty, honey, sweet, fruit and floral.