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John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie, two extremely wealthy entrepreneurs, joked by sending each other Christmas gifts. Rockefeller sent Carnegie a cardboard vest to make fun of his poor childhood. In return, Carnegie sent a fine whiskey to Rockefeller, a devout baptist who had given up drinking.

Whiskey is flavoured and rich in ellagic acid, its very low in saturated cholesterol or sodium and contains low level carbohydrates. The Ellagic acid works
as antioxidant and which is dealing with maximum benefits of whiskey. There are lots of benefits of whiskey lovers, just like Weight loss, it helps for healthy heart
and dementia.  Whiskey has delicious taste and this liquor has no fat and but has some sodium. It also contain calories and carbohydrates, but in the form of alcohol. Overall it helps maintaining your weight and a good times always. You can drink it in moderation to impact your weight.

Whiskey is healthy! Yes, it's true! It is well known as one of the healthiest forms of alcohol available in the world. Whiskey helps in weight reduction, improves the health of your heart, helps in managing diabetes, cholesterol, and gives you a strong immune system. If we knew the benefits of this drink, plenty of folks would love to change their mindsets about alcohol and consume the whiskey for joy and happiness.

Whisky originates from 1494 Scotland, direct utilization of whiskey can convey many advantages to the human digestion. It can avoid stroke, dementia, heart assault, thickened corridors, high cholesterol and battle against disease cells.

Crucial facts:

1. By and large, 34 bottles of whiskey are sent out from Scotland every second.

2. The income from this business a year ago added up to £3.86billion.

3. The Scots and Canadians spell it whisky; the Americans and Irish spell it whiskey.

4. The drink must be matured in oak barrels for no less than three years before it can be called whiskey.

5. The main whiskey consumers of the world are the French, trailed by Uruguay and the USA.

6. Scottish whiskey is refined twice, Irish whiskey thrice.    

Whisky originates from 1494 Scotland, direct utilization of whiskey can convey many advantages to the human digestion. It can avoid stroke, dementia, heart assault, thickened corridors, high cholesterol and battle against disease cells.

Crucial facts:

1. By and large, 34 bottles of whiskey are sent out from Scotland every second.

2. The income from this business a year ago added up to £3.86billion.

3. The Scots and Canadians spell it whisky; the Americans and Irish spell it whiskey.

4. The drink must be matured in oak barrels for no less than three years before it can be called whiskey.

5. The main whiskey consumers of the world are the French, trailed by Uruguay and the USA.

6. Scottish whiskey is refined twice, Irish whiskey thrice.    

The word whiskey comes from the Gaelic “uisgebeatha” meaning “water of life.”

Whiskey is the official state beverage of Alabama.

Scientist Nikola Tesla drank whiskey every day because he thought it would make him live to 150.

Jack Daniels ran away at the age of 6 and learned to make whiskey from a Lutheran minister.

When Teddy Roosevelt was a young child, doctors prescribed him whiskey and cigars to relieve his severe asthma. 

The drink must be aged in oak barrels for at least three years before it may be called whiskey.

The leading whiskey drinkers of the world are the French, followed by Uruguay and the USA.

The earliest known record of whiskey production dates back to 1494, but the word whiskey was not seen until 1715.

Hey, guys, I know some fantastic whiskey facts that I want to share with you.

  • Whiskey was used as a currency during the American Revolution.
  • India drinks 50% of the world’s whiskey produce.
  • A bottled whiskey can be kept for 100 years without losing its taste.
  • Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing whiskey.
  • Scotch whiskey is bottled at a minimum strength of 40% ABV.
  • ABV Stands for Alcohol by Volume.
  • Whisky can survive temperatures below -30O Celsius.
  • The oak barrels used for whiskey maturation generally have a capacity of 200 liters.
  • Dram is the traditional Scottish name for a glass of whiskey.

Whisky is the most loved drink around the world. I am going to list the most interesting and the most impressive facts about it so that you can use them to impress your girlfriend.

•    It's known as Whisky or Whiskey – both are correct.

•    The word whiskey comes from the Gaelic “uisgebeatha” meaning “water of life.”

•     In the 18th century whiskey was also a name for a light horse-drawn carriage.

•     The first whiskey production was in 1494.

•     The drink is called whiskey only after it is aged in oak barrels for at least three years.

•     The leading whiskey drinkers of the world are the French, followed by Uruguay and the USA.

Who does not love having some great whiskey in a good bar or a club, right? It can be anywhere, even in your home too. With the perfect ambiance, it sets up the mood to enjoy your favourite whiskey.

Anyway, did you know that many of us are confused regarding the two words “Whisky” and “Whiskey.” Generally amidst the people, “whisky” is the Scottish stuff while “whiskey” is everyone else who makes it.

 Okay, let's go with the second fun fact: It’s ok to add an ice cube in your whisky. It depends on the taste of the individual drinking it and the type of whisky. Most of us like it neat, but yes adding a little bit of water releases some aroma and flavours in it. 

Third, the dark colour of whisky comes from the oak barrel. It's clear at first before it is aged in the barrel. 

Fourth, whiskey can last forever. If you opened it, had a sip and stored it again properly, tight and snug in your cupboard, it will be ok for many days. But yeah, the taste might vary a little bit.

 And the last fifth fun fact on whisky: Whisky is beer distilled for about two or three times!

Have fun and drink some good whisky!

Everyone loves alcoholic beverages, be it vodka or anything else. But I would like to talk about whiskey today. Here are some of the most cocktail-friendly whiskeys:

Traditional Rye Whiskey- American or Canadian, this beauty is best for making everyone’s beloved cocktail-Manhattan and other mind-blowing cocktails.

Bourbon- Primarily made of corn, Bourbons are the second choice when it comes to making great cocktails like Whiskey sour.

Scotch- Heard of Scotsman Colada? The best choice for this exceptional cocktail is a classic scotch which is made up of malted barley.

Irish Whiskey- Irish Whiskey is exotic as well as soothing. Significant for making Irish coffee or Pickleback.

Jack Daniels Old No. 7- For many, it is the king of whiskeys. Classy and versatile, it is great for making numerous cocktails.

 

On The Rocks! - Whiskey on the rocks is the most common term for whiskey lovers. It means whiskey is to be poured into a glass which only contains ice.

Single Malt- A whiskey that is made up of 100% malted barley and is from a single distillery location. The age stated on the bottle is the age of the youngest whiskey included.

Bottom’s up-  To drink all the content of the glass in one go and put the glass on the table with its bottom side up. Amazing it seems.

Neat-  Drinking unadulterated whiskey, without mixing anything in it is known as neat. It means 'clean'!

Blended Scotch- Blended scotch is a whiskey that contains blended malt and grain whiskeys, commonly 40% malt; 60% grain. A nice quality blended scotch may contain more than 40% of malt.

Irish whiskey: Irish whiskey was regarded as one of the most popular spirits in the world. However, from the onset of the 19th century, the industry damaged its reputation. If we delve deeper, there were more than 30 distilleries in the 1890s. The origin country of Irish whiskey is Ireland, and it contains 40% to 98% of alcohol by volume. The color of Irish whiskey varies between pale gold and dark amber. Pot Still Irish Whiskey, Grain Irish Whiskey, Malt Irish Whiskey and Blended Irish Whiskey are some of its variants. Bushmills Red Bush, Writers Tears, and 2 Gingers are some of the popular brands of Irish whiskey.

Single malts: Single malt whiskey is the malt whiskey from a single distillery. This type of whiskey is typically associated with the single malt Scotch. This whiskey is at least 3 years old kept in oak casks that have a capacity of not more than 700 liters. The alcohol content of this whiskey is 40-50% alcohol by volume, which is the bottling strength. The single malt whiskey is manufactured in a batch process which involves water, malting, drying, mashing, fermentation, distillation, dilution before aging, maturation, reused casks, vatting, dilution and bottling, chill filtration and additives. Some of the famous brands in this category are The Balvenie, Lagavulin, and The GlenDronach.

Canadian whiskey: As the name suggests, this whiskey is the one that is produced in Canada. Most of the Canadian whiskeys are the blended multi-grain liquors. These whiskeys contain a high percentage of corn spirits. The Canadian whiskeys are typically smoother and lighter compared to their counterparts. Canadian Club is one of the popular brands in this segment. Some of the other popular brands of Canadian whiskey are Alberta Premium, Seagram's 7 Crown, 15 years plus Century Reserve, and Pernod Ricard brands via Corby Distilleries. As per the Food and Drug Act of Canada ‘Canadian Whiskey’, ‘Canadian Rye Whiskey’ or ‘Rye Whiskey’ are to be labeled on the bottle.

American whiskey: The American whiskeys are the ones that are produced in the United States of America. These whiskeys are produced from the fermented mash of cereal grains. The American whiskey is available in various types – rye whiskey, bourbon whiskey, rye malt whiskey, malt whiskey, corn whiskey and wheat whiskey. This whiskey is produced from the mashes 51% of which is comprised of its named grain. It also includes a blend of straight whiskeys, spirit whiskey, grain whiskey, and blended whiskey. These whiskeys do not specify any dominant grain, and the blends may include artificial flavor and color. Jack Daniel’s, Jim Beam White Label, Early Times, Old Reserve Bourbon are some of the renowned brands of American whiskey.

Indian whiskey: In India, most of the ‘whiskey’-labeled distilled spirits are a form of Indian-made foreign liquor. The common blend is based on the neutral spirits distilled from fermented molasses and contains a small portion of traditional malt whiskey. Most of the Indian whiskeys are molasses-based containing neutral alcohol with limited maturation period and also contain artificial flavoring agents. India is the largest consumer of whiskey in the world regarding the volume, and whiskey accounts for approximately 60% of the total Indian-made foreign liquor market. In 2010, India had accounted for about half of the global whiskey market by volume. Some of the well-known Indian brands are Director’s Special, 8 PM, Hayward’s, and Imperial Blue (owned by French giant Pernod Ricard).

While whisky, or whiskey, is an extremely popular drink in the world, there are many unknown and lesser known facts about this drink that might be surprising for even the most knowledgeable and experienced of whiskey enthusiasts.

Drinking whisky on ice is extremely popular, but most experts agree that adding cubes of ice actually dulls the flavor of the whisky. As the ice melts, it dilutes your pour and while still frozen, it is likely to numb and deaden your taste buds.

Demand for single malt scotch have increased significantly over the years, which has made single malt harder to come by. This kind of whisky needs to be aged for at least 10 years, meaning it can take a decade before suppliers are able to catch up with demand – and by then, it’s possible that demand has changed.

There are few i know.
The word whisky and whiskey are both correct, whisky is scotch and whiskey is Irish.
In the end it does depend on how really drunk you are.
Also, scientist Nikola tesla drank whisky every day; he thought because of it, he can be live up to 150.
Well, time run slow after drinking so maybe he is right.
Teddy Roosevelt, the US president of that time. Doctor suggested his parents to give him whiskey for
his asthma when he was little. That was a great advice.

- Let’s clear the confusion around how to really spell it – Whisky or Whiskey. ‘Whisky’ is the more common spelling in Scotland and Canada, whereas ‘Whiskey’ is used by the Irish and Americans.

 

- Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing whisky. That’s almost four for each person living there.

 

- Whisky roughly translates into ‘Water of Life’ since whiskey derives its name from a Gaelic drink called Uiscebeatha, which literally means water of life. 

 

- Whisky can survive in glass bottles for over 100 years without any change in its flavor. 

 

- Whisky has medicinal value as well. Light use of whisky has been shown to help prevent dementia, heart problems, prevent a stroke and even helps fight cancer cells. 

 

- Everyone loves or has at least heard about the popularity of JD with Coke. JD or Jack Daniel’s famous whisky is named after Jack Daniel who ran away from home at the age of 6 and learned how to make whisky from a Lutheran master. 

This is the regular question we will get from our friends while going to have whisky. Each one of us has our own perceptions and likes. Having our own and favorite flavor will make us feel comfortable for a long time. Some of them don’t want to try new brands or flavor instead of their favorite one.  So knowing your friends or favorite persons will help you to make them surprise in special occasions. So keep a note on it as well to have a pleasant time. I will share you few flavors which are available in the whisky are dark chocolate, apple, honey, vanilla and much more.

In my experience, I have visited many bars in my life time. During the recent location visit, I wanted to visit the bar in Germany. Yes, it was one of the most awesome structured bars that I have ever seen in my life. The service given there was absolutely great by the people in that bar. Also, I found almost all the brands available there was costliest which was really good drinks to have at anytime with your friends. If I get a chance to visit this location, I am sure that I will visit the same bar to have my second experience. Also, I find some other good bars nearby this bar, but didn’t have a chance to visit there. Hope I will visit that bars as well for sure in my next visit.

a) The export of whisky generates a healthy £125 a second for the Scottish government. Just under 38 bottles of whisky being exported from Scotland every second. Laid end-to-end, the 99 million cases of Scotch exported each year would run the distance between Edinburgh and New York – six times.

b) Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing whisky. That’s almost four for every person living there.

c) Whisky in Gaelic reads ‘uisge beathe’, which means ‘water of life’.

d)Scotch whisky can only be called Scotch whisky when it has been left for a minimum of three years to age in casks, in Scotland. Some casks hold whisky for considerably more time than this though.

Let us start with the biggest, most common confusion related to whisky - The spelling
We are talking about whiskey and whisky. Scotch is spelled whisky, and those from Ireland and in
America are spelled whiskey. According to multiple sources, the American and Irish distillers chose to
add the ‘e’ only to differentiate from the high headed Scottish whisky distillers.
Whisky, when fermented, is Colourless, even largely tasteless
The golden caramel colour in your whisky comes from the process of casking or aging where the
fermented distill is added to charred or uncharred casks for a period of 3 years in EU nations and 3 years
or lesser in the USA. Whiskey specialists would vouch for the fact when they say that 80% percent of the
flavour and colouration is imparted from the aging process.
Rye Whisky or the Canadian whisky actually has 51% corn mash and only a very small percentage of Rye.
Rye was tried by Canadian distillers to add spiciness to their whisky, and it worked. Canada is the second
largest whisky producer in the world right after Scotch Whisky.

Here are some interesting facts 1. Scotch may be the most famous whiskey in the world but did you know that the earliest recorded whiskies are from Ireland, Scotland’s neighbour? Irish whiskey in the 19th century was more popular than scotch because Scotch has a tendency to hit the back of your throat and Irish whiskey doesn’t. 2. The Irish distilleries went out of business in late 19th century, and scotch took over and has dominated whisky market ever since. There has been a strong resurgence in the Irish whisky market because of constantly growing demand, and Irish whisky has been growing as the fastest whisky type in the world since the 1990s.

Whiskeys mature only in the cask and not in the bottle. The "age" of a whiskey means the time
between distillation and bottling.

Whiskey, across the world stands for unadulterated satisfaction. Although the Irish Whiskey is very much similar to Scotch whiskey in many ways, the traditional Irish whiskey is distilled from a mash of mixed malted and unmalted grains. The Scotch however, is either distilled exclusively from malted grain (hence "single malt") or from unmalted grain (which is generally then mixed with malt whisky to create "blended whisky"). Today, most Irish whiskey is blended from a mixture of pot still whiskey and cheaper grain whiskey. Bushmills, however, is an exception in that it produces no Irish-style pot-still whiskey. Currently the distilleries operating in Ireland are: New Midleton Distillery (Jameson, Powers, Paddy, Middleton, Redbreast, and others), Old Bushmills Distillery (all Old Bushmills, Black Bush, 1608, Bushmills 10-, 12- and 16- and 21-year-old single malts), and Cooley Distillery (Connemara, Knappogue, Michael Collins, Tyrconnell, and others).

These are among the costliest of Whiskys as they are made from just one distillery and haven’t been blended with any other product.   Single Malts are made in traditional copper pot stills, which can produce just one batch at a time unlike other stills, which run continuously.   Lastly, Single Malts are aged for years, some up to 50 years or more, before they are bottled.   All of that makes Single Malt Scotches rarer, more difficult, time-consuming, and expensive to make, and therefore, more costly to buy. Glenmorangie makes a wide range of Single Malts, but a good introduction is the 10 year old-subtle and sweet with just a hint of mineral and peat.   A close second for me is the collection of single malts coming from Glenmorangie’s neighbor, The Dalmore.

Canadian Whiskey or Rye is produced from a case of cereal grains such as corn, rye, wheat and barley. The proportions of each of these grains, per brand are a major factor in the taste differences per brand. All rye must be made in Canada and must be aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 3 years. Some are aged longer than 3 years in charred oak barrels that held bourbon or brandy previously. Once aging is complete, the barrels are emptied and the product is filtered and blended for consistent quality. The age on a bottle of Canadian whiskey is the age of the youngest whiskey in the blend.

The American whiskey distilling began in the early 1700’s when Irish and Scottish settlers brought with them the knowledge of distilling alcohol. Due to the wide variety of crops available to distill in America, the resulting spirits in the early days of America were quite diverse. Bourbon is the dominant type of American whiskey. Bourbon is produced from cereal grains but must be at least 51% corn. By law it must be aged a minimum of 2 years in new oak barrels. These barrels are usually re-charred and re-used in Canadian and Scotch whiskey aging. Sour Mash whiskey (Jack Daniels) is bourbon that has leftover fermented mash, from a previous batch, added to a new batch before it is re-fermented. This technique adds flavor and character to the end product.

All scotch is made in Scotland and is produced from malted barley. Malting is the process when barley is wetted down and begins to germinate. The germination process is halted by drying the germinated or malted barley with fire and smoke from dried peat moss. The scotch comes in two types – Single malt and the Blended. Single malt whiskey is made from only one distillery. The blended scotch though is totally different from single malts. They are blended to maintain a consistent taste, color and odor. In fact, every bottle has the same flavor and character. In essence, blended scotches are a mix of single malts. Some blended scotch may contain up to 40 different single malts. Blended scotch is also aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 3 years.

India has emerged as the largest international whisky market toppling the US by volume. Indian whisky is an alcoholic beverage that is labelled as "whisky" in India. Much Indian whisky is distilled from fermented molasses, and as such would be considered a sort of rum outside of the Indian subcontinent. 90% of the "whisky" consumed in India is molasses based, although India has begun to distil whisky from malt and other grains.

if you thought that Ireland is great only as far as leprechauns, shamrock, St. Patrick and beer goes, you are absolutely wrong. There’s one more thing the Irish do with impeccable finesse, and that is, whisky or more specifically ‘whiskey’ as they call it!

It is said that the first ever whiskey originated in Ireland during the middle Ages. The first whiskey distillery licensed in the British Isles was Bushmills, in Northern Ireland in 1608.

So, what’s it that the Irish do that makes their whiskey different than the others, you might ask?

The answer is-  It is made by a method called pot still where heat is applied directly to the pot. The whiskey made in Ireland is triple distilled, unlike scotch that is distilled only twice. This process makes it smoother, with a high alcohol content.

This practice of triple distillation was mastered by John Jameson; presently, Jameson brand is the top selling Irish whiskey in the world! 

Unlike Scotch’s smoky taste, Irish whiskey tastes more neutral. Brands to try out- Bushmills, Kilbeggan, New Midleton and Cooley. 

I like single malts because they are pretty simple in flavor. Single malts are actually your no-nonsense whiskies, really!

Your usual whisky is made from cereal that is mashed, fermented, distilled and aged; for malt whisky, the cereal would be barley.

It can be labeled as Single malt whisky only when it comes from one distillery, is aged in oak casks for a minimum of three years and is bottled at a minimum alcohol by volume of 40%.

Regionally speaking, single malts are generally from Speyside, Highland, Lowland, and Islands.

Coming down to their taste profiles, they are ,

Light: example- Glenfiddich 12 YO. Dominant flavors are nuts, fruits, light grassy notes with a fresh finish

Rich: Example- Macallan 10YO, Glenmorangie 10YO. Dominant flavors are chocolate, fudge, spiced fruits and biscuit. It tastes bold yet warm.

Smoky: Examples are Highland Park 12YO, Lagavullin 16YO and Talisker 10YO. Dominant flavors are spices like ginger, heat and smoke with long finishes: the Islay whiskies use peat to fuel the drying of barley, which delivers a potent smoke on the palate.

Delicate: Example is Glenlivet 15YO. Dominant flavors are of subtle nuts and floral aromas with sweet grains and light wood

I love rye. And so will you, especially after tasting some of these amazing brands. These are best Canadian whiskies out there in the market that you have got to try at least once in life:

Alberta Premium
J.P Wiser’s 18 YO
Collingwood 21YO rye
Masterson’s 10YO straight rye
Lot No.40
Pike Creek
Whistlepig straight rye
Forty Creek Double Barrel Reserve Canadian Whisky
Crown Royal Single Barrel Whisky
Caribou Crossing Single Barrel Canadian Whisky

Some quick fun Canadian whisky facts for you to love these beauties better:-

Call it Canadian whisky, rye whisky or Canadian rye whisky; it really doesn’t matter ‘cause in Canada, they’re synonymous.

For almost 200 years, whisky producers in Canada have been using rye to make their whisky. 

But rye wasn’t the case initially. Settlers in Canada initially started out with wheat; it was the Germans and Dutch, who later started using rye to make the flavor more complex!

A good 70 percent of whiskey made in Canada is exported to the neighboring United States.

Here are some fun American Whiskey facts that I bet you didn’t know before:

Although in America, it is whiskey with an ‘E’, there are two distilleries who spell their whiskey without one; and they are George Dickel and Maker’s Mark.
American whiskey comes in multiple variants. Bourbon, the most popular of American whiskey, must be produced only in the United States, although it is not as mandatory for it to be produced in Kentucky, though most of it is.
Tennessee whiskey, on the other hand, must be made only in Tennessee. Rye that is made in America only qualifies as American whiskey.
Bourbon must be made from at least 51% corn,
Exotic grains, like quinoa, oats, and triticale e also used in more experimental bourbons.
Tennessee whiskey must also be made from at least 51% corn, similarly Rye whiskey must be made from at least 51% rye
American whiskeys are usually made with column stills, although sometimes, pot stills are also used.
Whiskey in the United States must mandatorily qualify these 3 requirements more than any other to be labeled as American whiskey:
Must be distilled to less than 95% ABV and stored in oak containers
Should be bottled at a minimum of 40% ABV
Must possess the taste, aroma and characteristics generally attributed to whiskey.

With a good selection of some real fine whisky, Indian distillers are definitely getting noticed globally. Whisky aficionados everywhere are appreciating the taste of Indian whisky. 

Yes, I know. It doesn’t come across as something very believable. Even I was quite the non-believer at first but then I decided to give it a try. Trust me, you won’t regret it; especially if you pick from any one of these bottles:  

Amrut 

Paul John 

Old Tavern
Old Tavern is quite popular in some African markets

Royal Stag

This one is Pernod Ricard’s leading brand in India. The whisky is a blend of Indian grain spirits and Scotch malts.

Imperial Blue
This was launched in 1997 as a premium grain whisky brand.

Haywards Fine
It has a good market in the Middle East and in some African markets

Officer’s Choice
This whisky is exported to 18 countries around the world.

McDowell’s No. 1 Reserve

8PM
Launched in 1999, it posted a record for any foreign/domestic brand in India by selling one million cases in its first year

Director’s Special
This one is especially popular among whiskey drinkers in the UAE

Happy hours!

Did you know that approximately nine out of 10 bottles of Scotch sold around the world are blends? Well, now you do!

Blended Scotch is, undoubtedly, the beating heart of the industry. It is also a combination of malt and grain whiskies, matured for at least three years in oak and that’s the easy bit. 

Making the perfect scotch blend requires years of experience, a detailed knowledge of distilleries, their stocks and how they react to wood and to being blended with other grains and malts.

This started at least half a century ago with the shopkeepers and wine merchants. The new changes in the law now allowed different malt and grain whiskies to be combined; aiding more shops to sell whisky to the public.

These shopkeepers and merchants are the original blended scotch masters, and they include the Chivas brothers, John Dewar, William Teacher, James Buchanan, John Walker, George Ballantine and many more!

In my opinion, Johnnie Walker is a bit more  complex and rich. Dewar’s is more on the fruity side with hints of honey, making it a bit sweeter, while Grant’s is all about boldness of fruit and spice.

Okay, let’s start.

 

Basics first. You can spell it as both ‘Whisky’ and ‘whiskey.’ While the former refers to scotch whisky, the latter means Irish.  The Scots and Canadians spell it whisky; the Americans and Irish spell it whiskey. 

And of course whisky means ‘water of life.’

 

Every Physics Geek’s favorite Nikola Tesla used to drink whiskey every day as he thought it would make him live up to 150.

 

At the tender age of 6, Jack Daniels ran away and later learned to make whiskey from a Lutheran minister.

 

Before it is barreled, whisky is clear.

 

Whiskey can be made from any grain!

 

Adding as much as a splash of water or ice to your whisky doesn’t kill its flavor. Just don’t overdo it.

 

Every second, 34 bottles of whisky are exported from Scotland on an average.

 

It is not whisky until it is aged in oak barrels for at least three years.

 

To distill whiskey you first have to make beer.

Pure whisky is clear before it is barreled. It gets the golden color from its cask.

Whisky, spelt without an ‘e’ is scotch, from Scotland. Whiskey is from anywhere else including Ireland, Japan, Canada and the US or India. 

Whisky is made from 'wort', which is the 'beer' that gets distilled. In fact, wort is made out of all the ingredients that you would find in a glass of chilled beer - water, yeast and malts.

Some of the health benefits of whiskey include its ability to aid in weight loss, slow down the onset of dementia, prevent and manage diabetes, eliminate blood clots, and strengthen the immune system. Generally, whiskey is one of the healthiest forms of alcohol available. Just don’t overdo it!