The origin of the drink was greatly contested by the Irish, who claim to have developed the art of distilling around the 5th century, long before the Scots. The Irish challenge is not confirmed. There are also historians who claim that the Celts had been practicing distillation for much longer. But the fact is that it was Scotland that made whis...
The origin of the drink was greatly contested by the Irish, who claim to have developed the art of distilling around the 5th century, long before the Scots. The Irish challenge is not confirmed. There are also historians who claim that the Celts had been practicing distillation for much longer. But the fact is that it was Scotland that made whiskey universal and appreciated all over the world, which earns it the title of producer of the best whiskey in the world, whether for its clear water or its peat used as fuel In the drying of the malted barley, because its fire produces few flames and much smoke, that impregna in malted barley and gives the scotch a characteristic flavor of smoked.
Its alcohol content is 38 to 54% ethyl alcohol by volume at a temperature of 20 ° C.
Scotch whiskey is a classic alcoholic beverage with a distinctive and exquisite taste and this is due to the drying process of its malt. During this process, the burning of the peat allows the smoke to come into contact with the malt itself and this makes its taste unique. On the other hand, the water quality of the Highlands Springs, which is used in the blending of whiskey, and the humid climate of Scotland, by itself guarantee the quality in the aging of the whiskey.
In several regions of Scotland whiskeys are produced with different flavors and this happens due to the characteristics of each one, being that most distilleries add caramel to meet the desires of the consumer.
Normal alcoholic strength in Scotch whiskeys ranges from 35% to 65% alcohol.
Considered the parent of all whiskeys, Irish whiskey is distilled three times and the batch of cereals entering its composition is very large: 50% malted barley, 30% unmalted barley, 10% rye and 10% wheat. This is a rather complex mixture to be made and during drying, much care is needed to keep the temperatures low, so that the delicate taste and toasted honey taste of the preparation remain consistently uniform and consistent.
On leaving the alembic, Irish whiskey, because of its triple distillation, has a higher percentage of alcohol compared to Scotch whiskey. However, its commercialization happens to have a minimum of 40% volume of alcohol.
The American Whiskey is not just bourbon. There is Tennessee Whiskey, made from rye, corn, and more recently, other types of Whiskey produced from microdistilleries that are located from New York, Michigan to California. The variety of American Whiskys can be a lot more "enjoyable" than scotch (Scotch or Irish Whiskey) because the taste is sweeter, less smoked and generally less expensive.
Most Canadian whiskies are blended multi-grain liquors containing a large percentage of corn spirits, and are typically lighter and smoother than other whisky styles. Several hundred years ago, when Canadian distillers began adding small amounts of highly-flavourful rye grain to their mashes people began demanding this new rye-flavoured whisky, referring to it simply as "rye". Today, as for the past two centuries, the terms "rye whisky" and "Canadian whisky" are used interchangeably in Canada and (as defined in Canadian law) refer to exactly the same product, which generally is made with only a small amount of rye grain.
The largest Australian whiskey distillery called Hellyers Roade has been in active for several decades, always driven by a single purpose: quality. The Whiskey Walk is a custom tour of the distillery which includes an informative session on the Hellyers Road distillery and observation of the entire production process, with each visitor having the opportunity to fill and seal their own bottle of whiskey Hellyers Road. The ample and contemporary space of the distillery, set in a valley of unparalleled beauty, also features a souvenir shop, a tasting bar and lounge, as well as a restaurant. Interestingly, the Hellyers Road distillery also produces vodka, which has already earned the praise of experts in the field.
Distinguished in 2008 with the best whiskey award of the year, the Yoichi distillery is a name to retain and its brand Nikka, a whiskey to taste. Located in the north of Japan, in a beautiful region surrounded on one side by imposing mountains and on the other the coastline of the country, this distillery has existed since 1934 and has been growing exponentially, currently producing six different types of whiskey. With guided tours daily, you can learn some of the secrets behind the success of this Japanese whiskey, including, of course, the long awaited test.
The world's tallest whiskey distillery is situated in one of the most unlikely places on earth - in the Himalayas, India, over 1800 meters above sea level. Settled in this secluded area around the year 1820, the idea was of the Scot Edward Dyer who saw in this locality a certain resemblance to Scotland, namely in terms of climate and the excellent quality of the local waters. The aim was to create a malt as good as Scotch whiskey, and to do this he brought all the necessary equipment directly from England and Scotland to the Himalayas. The truth is that until the mid-1980s, the whiskey produced here - "Solan No. 1" - was the best-selling Indian whiskey ever. Today, despite some decline as a result of fierce competition, the Kasauli distillery continues to be active and is considered the longest running distillery in Asia and one of the oldest distilleries in the world to work uninterruptedly.
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