In 2005, Dr. Jim Swan, speaking at the EuroMedLab conference in Glasgow, said, "Research has shown that there are even greater health benefits to people who drink single-malt whiskies. Why? Single-malt whiskies have more ellagic acid than red wine."
That ellagic acid, also found in most fruits, is an antioxidant that may absorb rogue cancer cells in the body. More research needs to be made to make this conclusive, but let's drink up and hope Dr. Swan is correct.