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Origin of Whisky

Several currents explain the origin of whisky. Among them, Irish and Scottish origins are the most accepted.

Ireland: St. Patrick, Patron Saint of de Country, in 400 AC, is manufacturing a beverage with the same ingredients of the whisky, a long time before the scottish official registrations.

Scotland: Scotland has two official records showing the manufacture of “Whisky Beatha”. The first, in 1491, is a launch of the drink tax by classifying as medicinal products and giving the monopoly of its manufacture to the Guild of Surgeon Barbers of Edinburgh.

Regardless of its origin, is an acknowledgment that the whisky was widespread thanks to its characteristics of “aqua vitae”, i.e: water of life.