- Today, over eleven million Americans claim Scottish and Scotch-Irish roots — making them the eighth largest ethnic group in the United States.
- Tartan only became popular after Queen Victoria expressed her fondness for all things Scottish.
- Scottish inventions include television, ATM cash machines, RADAR, fingerprinting, the ultrasound and MRI scanners.
- Scotland’s top export destination is the USA, outside the UK.
- The world’s first color photograph was of a Tartan ribbon.
This National Tartan Day, celebrate by rocking your favorite Tartan garb and toasting with a glass of Laphroaig in honor of Scottish tradition. Enjoy Laphroaig neat or in a smoky cocktail, like the Laphroaig Plaid and Peated…
Laphroaig Plaid and Peated
1 part Laphroaig® Quarter Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky
1⁄2 part Dry Vermouth
1⁄2 part Cynar
1⁄2 part Elderflower Liqueur
Combine all ingredients in mixing glass with ice. Stir well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass