Malt whisky or grain whisky made in Scotland is Scotch. While all Scotch whisky was originally made from malted barley. Scotch whisky can be one of the following types; single malt Scotch whisky, single grain Scotch whisky, blended malt Scotch whisky, blended grain Scotch whisky, and blended Scotch whisky.
The Irishmen were in most probability the first distillers in the British Isles. For a brief period in the 19th century, Irish whiskey reigned supreme over its Scottish rival. Boom was followed by bust – and near extinction – but today the good times are back, with new distilleries coming up across the country.
India is a huge whisky-drinking nation – in fact, the country leads the way when it comes to bare consumption figures – however, nearly all the domestic ‘whisky’ produced in India is dominated by molasses-derived spirits.
Unlike the complex rules for making bourbon or Scotch, there is just one law for Canadian whisky distillers to follow: Their whisky must be fermented, distilled and aged in Canada.
With the increase in popularity of whiskey-making around the globe, one of the few places the practice is springing up that should come as no surprise is Argentina. The country loves its thick-cut, charcoal-grilled steaks, and whiskey is the best after-steak drink there is.
The last few decades have seen a significant spike in Scotch whisky consumption in Brazil. However, there remain a number of issues that need to be dealt with before it can become a booming success story for the industry. Here's a look at their most popular whiskeys.
The most famous Bulgarian whiskeys are blends of several whiskeys (sometimes dozens), some single malts. Oak aging in most cases is about three years. The style is generally medium-bodied, with light grain and heather aromasand a light fruitiness.
Burma has it’s own flourishing whisky industry. IBTC’s Grand Royal Whisky happens to the country’s “number-one selling whisky”. The company also sponsored English Premier’s Chelsea Football Club in 2012, bringing into the spotlight.
While the country is best known for its love for rum, things are quickly changing in the island nation of Domincan Republic. Consumption for whiskey has almost doubled in the last 5 years. Here's a sneak peek at some of the nation's most popular whiskeys.
France has been producing fine whiskies for centuries. They also happen to be great at drinking. In fact, the French drink more Whisky on average, than any other place in the in the world. They love making it too and their whisky is just as French as their eaux-de-vie or Champagne.
Like everything else, where it comes to whiskey, no one can beat the Japanese at refining the drink to its minutest details. Japanese whisky is modeled like the Scotch tradition - double distilling malted and/or peated barley - before it's aged in barrels.
Coming from a colonial background, South Africa’s history is rich where it comes to the production and consumption of whiskey. Here’s where you can find out about the most popular spirits the country has to offer!
Best know for it's Destilerias Y Crianza del Whisky, established in Segovia in 1958, there are a handful of whisky-producing distilleries in Spain. Today owned by Beam Suntory. The range comprise five whiskies; a no-age-statement blended whisky, along with five- and eight-year-olds; Pure Malt and Single Malt.
South America has recently emerged as a growing importer of whiskeys from across the Globe. Uruguay has been at the forefront of this increase in demand with the nation introducing some of it's own whiskeys. Discover more about them, right here!
Vietnam is soon becoming an popular market for Scotch Whisky. Like in many other markets in the region, people here tend to see Scotch as a way of showing their friends and colleagues that they are successful. While the country does not produce too much of it's own whisky yet, things are shifting drastically.