Whiskey Short Guide

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You Speak Whiskey Or Whisky Language???

One of the greatest confusion when it comes to this high-quality gentlemen’s drink is whether it should be spelled with “e” or not.

Well, it’s high time for you to stop living in confusion when drinking your favorite drink!

Whiskey or Whisky depends on which one you choose to drink.

 

In 1875, Ireland added the letter “e” for distinguishing and protecting their brand from the Scottish version of the American market.

Because of the Irish immigrants in America in this period, Americans adopted the Irish colocation “whiskey.”

And, this most popular drink of all the times, comes in the 6 best versions of itself.




Scotch Whisky

There are hundreds of operating distilleries in Scotland, but every one must mature its product in the country for at least three years and one day, using oak casks.

 

Irish Whisky

Most Irish whiskey is made in a pot still and distilled three times, as opposed to the more common Scottish double distillation, and is famed for its smooth character.




American whisky

 

This is a spirit made from any cereal grain including rye, corn, barley and wheat. Around a third of American whiskies are bourbons.




Bourbon

To be a Bourbon, the whiskey’s mash must contain at least 51% corn.

The resulting spirit always has to be matured in new oak casks, although there is no minimum for how long.

Those aged for at least two years are called Straight Bourbon.




Japanese whisky

Nearly 100 years old, the Japanese whisky industry offers traditional flavours like peat, but also includes new, innovative elements such as aging in plum wine casks.




Canadian whisky

Known for the inclusion of a small amount of rye in their maltings.

Canadians also use a combination of barley, corn and wheat grains to create a liquid famed for its smoothness.