1. Zero fat and virtually no carbs.
A wee dram of single malt scotch has no fat at all and only 0.4 grams of carbs.
2. Water of Life.
Whisky literally means ‘water of life.’ In Gaelic it is written as “Uisge Beatha” and phonetically Uisge is pronounced as “usky”.
3. Whisky can prevent cancer.
Some studies have shown that whisky has a high quantity of ellagic acid – in fact more than red wine. Ellagic acid is an antioxidant which destroys rogue cancer cells in the body. Should be taken in moderation of course!
4. Whisky can lower risk of a stroke.
Again moderation is the key. Too much alcohol of course is not good for the body, however one single malt a day may provide protection against an ischemic stroke.
5. Single malt whisky can prevent heart disease.
Of course, not just single malt whisky, but any whisky. However, if you’re using for medicinal purposes, then it’s best to use good quality single malt! A dram of whisky increases the body’s defenses by raising the amount of antioxidants in the body.
6. Lowers risk of dementia.
A case study has shown that adults who consumed one glass of whisky a day suffered from dementia less than those who consumed no alcohol.
7. Whisky can help win wars!
Winston Churchill drank water and whisky for breakfast.
8. Single malt whisky is a great investment.
Investing in single malt whisky is much better and fun than investing in gold or other commodities. A good bottle of unopened single malt can keep for up to 100 years. If you want to know more about investing in single malt whisky, then please click here. If the investment doesn’t turn out as expected, then you can always drink it!
9. It will survive the cold.
Whisky can survive in temperatures way below 0c. In fact this has lead to some nice unique single malt whiskies, like the Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix.
10. It’s delicious!
The tastes of single malt whiskies are so varied that there is definitely something there for everyone. From the light tastes of the Lowland Single Malts to the heavy peaty flavours of Islay to the sweet overtones and fruity flavours of Speyside – you are bound to find your favourite. Although it might take a bit of searching because there are over 5,000 varieties of single malt to choose from.