The emergence of whisk(e)y
The spelling of "whiskey" varies between Scotland and Ireland, with the former using an "e" and the latter omitting it. The origins of whisky are still debated, with some attributing its invention to the Irish, while others credit the Scots. While it is clear that people from Scotland tend to believe that whiskey was first distilled there, the Irish have a different opinion.
Whisky is a popular spirit made from grains and is available in various strengths and flavors. There are many types of whisky, including Scotch, Bourbon, Irish, and Japanese Whisky.
Scotch Whisky is mainly produced in Scotland and must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels according to Scottish law. There are two main types of Scotch Whisky: Single Malt, which is made from malted barley, and Blended, which is a mixture of several single malt and grain whiskies.
Bourbon Whisky is mainly produced in the United States and must be aged for at least two years in new oak barrels. It must be made from at least 51% corn and cannot contain any additives such as flavors or colorings.
Irish Whisky is mainly produced in Ireland and must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels according to Irish law. It is made from malted and/or unmalted barley and typically has a mild flavor.
Japanese Whisky is produced in Japan and has gained popularity in recent years. It is made using the same methods as Scotch Whisky and typically has a precise, balanced flavor.
Whisky is usually consumed neat or as part of cocktails. It is an important spirit in many cultures and has become one of the world's most popular spirits. Visit our online shop or stop by in person to try a few drops.