Single malt whisky is seen in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Single malt whisky is seen in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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When you think of great cigars, you probably think of Cuba. And great whisky is probably from Scotland — right?

In Gaelic, whisky means "water of life," after all.

But as of last year, Scotland has been beaten out of the top world whisky ranks by another, unexpected country. Can you guess it?

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