Happy Easter. If you’re lucky enough to have a few days off over this time and the prospect of going outside is low then here’s a little whisky quiz for Easter! Some fairly easy questions, some a bit tougher. I’ll try and get round to doing one each month if people enjoy it. It’s only for fun as it’s obvious anyone could look up the answers on that internet! I’ll post the answers here (as a comment) later this month but feel free to add your own answers on the comments below.
Here we go!
1) What is the name of Suntory’s grain distillery?
2) Not all American whiskeys spell whiskey with an “e”. Name one brand that spells it “whisky”.
3) In which Scottish region would you find Glenburgie distillery?
4) How many Scottish distilleries currently triple distil. Can you name them?
5) Ardmore is the principle whisky in which blend?
6) What is Scotland’s smallest distillery?
7) Which is Ireland’s oldest distillery?
8) Name the peatiest whisky in the world. And how peaty is it?
9) Which distillery is powered by a water wheel?
10) Which distillery was destroyed by lightning (and subsequent fire) in November 1996?
11) Charles Doig is responsible for what distillery feature?
12) What is the capacity of a hogshead cask?
13) Which whisky famously shot a sample into space in 2012?
14) In which country would you find the Mackmyra distillery?
15) Which distillery started distilling on Christmas Day?
16) There are two operational distilleries on Orkney. Name them.
17) What are the ingredients of a Whisky Mac?
18) It is known as “new make” in Scotland but what do the American’s call it?
19) Which island is Talisker on?
20) In Scotland, what A.B.V. strength is whisky usually filled in the barrel?
21) Which city boasts the world’s oldest football team?
0 : Come on, you could have guessed at least one of them correct!
1-5 : You probably enjoy a drink but you’re not up to speed on whisky facts yet. This is no bad thing at all. Best have an “educational” dram then.
6-10 : Good knowledge. You’re obviously a keen whisky fan, you like a dram but you’re not yet obsessive about whisky. You’re at the crossroads, one might say. It’s a dangerous place to be though. Best have a dram to steady your nerves.
11-15 : We know which road you took at the crossroads then. You’ve travelled down that whisky path and you’re well on your way for it becoming a little hobby (or obsession – depends on who’s talking!). You keep informed of new releases and genuinely love whisky. Well done! Best have a dram to celebrate!
16-20: Hmm it’s safe to say that you have become a whisky nerd. You’ve probably got a sizeable collection at home and could tell everyone about the peat specifications of Ardbeg. Or you sell whisky for a living. Same thing really! Best pour another one.
21+ You’re probably considering getting an Alfred Barnard tattoo. Best crack open that 1975 Ardbeg then…