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The Whisky Ardvark Quiz Week 52/2023

Welcome to the Whisky Ardvark Quiz with our in-house Quiz Master Duncan Ross!

To keep the fun in the game, please restrain yourself from using the internet to cheat before the answers are revealed at the end of this quiz.

Have fun!

1. What is the 'colour' of the last set of the Karuizawa Geisha Series, released in

February 2023?

2. How long does it take for the Mizunara Oak tree to reach maturity before it can be cut

down to make casks?

3. Which American whiskey distillery reportedly had to halt its warehouse expansion plans

in early 2023 due to a black 'whisky fungus' spreading outside its premises?

4. In May 2023, which company launched a Scotch blended whisky called Ardray?

5. The most popular prefix, 'Glen', can be found in 26 Scottish distillery names. What is the

second most popular prefix (excluding 'The')?

6. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Yamazaki distillery - and the 50th anniversary of

Hakushu distillery - Suntory has teamed up with which A-list movie actor?

7. Which once-lost distillery filled its first cask in mid-July 2023?

8. A major independent bottler announced in late July 2023 that it will stop purchasing

whiskies and filling casks from other companies in 2024 to concentrate on whiskies

from its original portfolio. Which company?

9. The Diageo Special Releases 2023, also known as 'Spirited Xchange', features the first-

ever bottled single malt expression from which distillery?

10. Which company - known for its brewing - finalised the purchase of Distell International

in April 2023?

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0-3 Correct Answers Whisky Enthusiast

4-6 Correct Answers Whisky Nerd

7-9 Correct Answers Whisky Wizard

10 Correct Answers Whisky Master

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