At the end of the 15th century, a monk from Fife mentioned whisky for the first time. In 1494 he bought over a ton of malt to make the water of life. However, the beginning of the whisky market dates back to 1831, when it was allowed to produce it on an industrial scale. The industry developed quickly. The production collapsed in 1919, when prohibition began in the United States, which resulted in a sharp drop in sales. After 13 years, with the end of prohibition, whisky began its second youth. Today, as the sales and export results show, its popularity in the world is steadily growing.