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As many others had had it before, our history began with the reverence to the malt Scotch. It was interesting for us to observe different experiments, mainly those connected with casks. Therefore, the question arose: why not using a Ukrainian cask from a Ukrainian wine or any other domestic drinks? The idea was born back in 2004 but we managed to start its realization only in 2008. Our first experiment with the Ukrainian casks was Imperial in the cask from Koktebel Madeira. It got the name of Glen Karadag. The name was created of a symbiosis of two languages – the Celtic one and the Crimean-Tartar one. “Glen” is translated as “valley” and is always associated with whisky. “Karadag” means a dark mountain. Glen is the place of birth of whisky, while Karadag is the place of birth of wine. The experiment turned out to be successful and we received 90 pts in the Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. We went on but since the previous name for the following releases was not topical, a new series appeared, called Scyfion Choice. Again, it was based on the symbiosis of several languages. It is common knowledge that more than 2500 years ago almost the whole territory of modern Ukraine was inhabited by Scythian tribes. Ancient Greeks called this country Scythia (ancient Greek – Σχυθία, Latin – Scythia). Fion means wine in Celtic. Thus, Scythian + Fion = Scyfion. In other words, the name of the series can be understood as the Choice of Scythian Wine. Unfortunately, it so happened that not so many Ukrainian wine-makers used casks. That was why we asked for help of our neighbors (the Republic of Moldova) and the Caucasian producers (Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan). Later on, the “geography” of the project widened much.