Interesting Facts About whiskey

Interesting Facts About whiskey

  1. The earliest direct record of whiskey making can be found in Scottish records dating back to 1494.
  2. From 1600, when the European settlers arrived in America, they brought with them the practice of distilling whiskey. Many Scottish and Irish immigrants settled in their new territories and eventually began distilling their new grains and mash.
  3. With a license to distill Irish whiskey from 1608, the Old Bushmills Distillery in Northern Ireland is the oldest recognized whiskey distillery in the world.
  4. In 1820, a Scottish grocer named John Walker began producing his own whiskey, which would become one of the most famous and widely distributed brands of Scotch whiskey in the world. John Walker himself was a teetotaler.
  5. Whiskey, also spelled, is a type of distilled alcoholic drink produced from fermented grain and aged in wooden barrels.
  6. Different grains (that can be malted) are used to make different varieties, including barley, corn, rye, and wheat.
  7. Whiskey is always aged in wooden barrels, usually from white oak.
  8. There is a great deal of debate as to whether dropping an ice cube into your whiskey will interfere with the taste, but most distillers agree that you should enjoy the drink the way you want to. Although some experts recommend enjoying whiskey at room temperature, as the cooling slightly numbs the flavors.
  9. Nikola Tesla drank whiskey every day. At least Tesla was a workaholic, not an alcoholic. Still, he drank whiskey every day, labeling tea and coffee as unhealthy stimulants. Tesla was also practically a vegetarian and did not smoke. He thought whiskey would make him live longer.
  10. Employees who work at Jack Daniels receive a free bottle of Jack Daniels with their salary every first Friday of the month.
  11. Per capita, the biggest whiskey drinkers in the world are the French, followed by Uruguay and the US
  12. India is the world's largest producer and consumer of whiskey. However, distilled alcoholic beverages labeled "whiskey" in India are usually neutral drink-based blends distilled from fermented molasses, with only a small proportion of traditional malt whiskey, usually about 10 to 12 percent.
  13. Whiskey production represents the second largest "money-making" industry in Scotland. On average 34 bottles of whiskey are exported from Scotland per second.
  14. Whiskey is Alabama's official state drink.
  15. Whiskey is a strictly regulated drink worldwide with many classes and types. A distilled drink is an alcoholic drink in which the alcohol content has been increased by distillation.
  16. The main differences between whiskeys are due to three things: the grain used; the production process - where the whiskey was made; and how long it was aged.
  17. The origins of whiskey began more than 1,000 years ago when distillation made the migration from mainland Europe to Scotland and Ireland via traveling monks. The Scottish and Irish monasteries, lacking the continent's vineyards and grapes, are turning to ferment grain mash, resulting in the first distillations of modern whiskey.
  18. From 1920 to 1933, the US prohibition era banned all production, sale, and use of alcohol. However, the federal government made an exception: the prescription of medicinal whiskey by a doctor, which can be sold through an approved pharmacy.
  19. The word whiskey (or whiskey) is an Anglicisation of the classic Gaelic word uisce (or uisge) meaning "water" (now written uisce in Irish Gaelic and uisge in Scottish Gaelic).
  20. Whether whiskey or whiskey has been the basis of many arguments over many years. This difference in spelling comes from the translations of the word from the Scottish and Irish Gaelic forms. The spelling whiskey is common in Ireland and the United States while whiskey is used in all other whiskey-producing countries.
  21. Whiskey is a beer that has been distilled two or three times. To distill whiskey, you must first make beer. Beer is a technical term for whiskey washing, regardless of the type of raw ingredients used.
  22. When whiskey comes from the stills, it is perfectly clear - the dark color comes from the white oak in which it has aged. According to Chris Fletcher, Assistant Master Distiller at Jack Daniels, a cask of whiskey provides 60 percent of its flavor and 100 percent of its color.
  23. Angel's share is the name given to the alcohol that evaporates from a barrel while the whiskey is maturing in a warehouse. In Scotland and Ireland, this is about 2% of the volume of each barrel per year, although this number is higher in other countries with warmer climates.
  24. The age on a bottle of whiskey refers to the number of years it has been in the barrels before bottling. A whiskey stops maturing once it is bottled.
  25. Most whiskeys are sold at or near 40% ABV - although strength can vary, and cask-strength whiskey can have as much as twice that alcoholic strength.
  26. Single Malt Whiskey comes from a single distillery and a single grain. However, it is possible that it matured in multiple barrels.
  27. Blended Whiskey is called Blended Whiskey because of the mix of Grain Whiskey and several Single Malt Whiskeys.
  28. A Scotch Whiskey must be made from malted barley or grain with the alcohol aged in oak barrels of no more than 700 liters for no less than three years. Whiskey of some kind is made all over the world, but to be called Scotch Whiskey it must be made entirely in Scotland.
  29. Irish whiskey is any whiskey that is made in Ireland (Republic of Ireland) or in Northern Ireland. Unlike Scotch, all malted cereal grains can be used in any ratio. Like Scotch, it must be aged in wooden barrels for a minimum of three years.
  30. Bourbon is an American whiskey made from malted grains that contain at least 51% corn. The rules around what bourbon is are more relaxed than those for Scotch, but it must be drawn up entirely in the United States to be eligible.
  31. The most expensive whiskey sold at auction costs $ 628,000 (£ 380,168), for the 6-liter Macallan M Decanter-Constantine and was sold at Sotheby's in Hong Kong, China on January 23, 2014. The 6 liter (1.32 UK Gal; 1.59 US Gal) Macallan M carafe is 70 cm (28 in) high and weighs 11.3 kg empty and 16.8 kg once filled.
  32. The Original Isabella Islay Whiskey is the ultimate combination of the jeweler's art, the hand of the artisans, and the craftsmanship of the whiskey maker. It costs $ 6.2 million and comes with 8,500 diamonds, nearly 300 rubies, and two bars of white gold all covering an English crystal decanter and the Very Old Single Malt cask strength Islay whiskey inside. Isabella's Islay is the epitome of luxury Scotch whiskey, and even without a bottle of diamonds and gems, it costs a lot of money on its own.


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