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WATERPROOF is a Sherry-influenced malt whisky from a handful of top distilleries, batch bottled at higher than normal strength.
The name and looks are inspired by 'Water' and 'Strength' (Proof) and by the Scottish inventor of the much-needed raincoat (the Mac), Charles Macintosh.
‘Water’ because we have plenty and it is essential to whisky-making.
‘Proof’ because it is the old spirit strength measuring scale. Once strength was ‘proven’ with gunpowder – later with a more peaceful hydrometer. In 1980 British Proof Spirit changed to Alcohol Percentage.
‘WaterProof’ because it is sensible outdoor wear and this whisky is bottled at higher strength and can handle water.