Whiskey: The water of life

Aberlour distillery (© Ben Mason)

To many people around the world, few things capture better the spirit of Scotland than whiskey. But its place in Scottish culture can easily pale in comparison to its economic importance. Where would this nation of six million people in the far northwest corner of Europe be without its malt whiskey?

Producer: Lyndsay Cannon

Broadcast: February 5, 1999