- This one’s for the Scottish: Whisky is NOT the same as whiskey. The general consensus is that “whisky” is made from Scotland distilleries. It’s spelled without the “e” because they think that vowels waste good drinking time. If you’re looking for a new whisky, we recommend Bruichladdich Islay Barely – you’ll wonder why you didn’t try it sooner.
- 34 bottles of whiskey are exported from Scotland every second, which is just about 99 million of cases per year.
- The spirit must be aged in oak barrels for at least 3 years before it can be called whiskey…because perfection takes time.
- True connoisseur do not add ice because it dulls the flavor and aromas found in whiskey. The cold temperature also spoils your chance at picking up its full flavor potential. The best practice? Adding a tiny bit of soft still water helps prevent the strong alcohol content from completely numbing your senses.
- Whisky in Gaelic is “uisge beathe’, which translate to ‘water of life’. I hear that.
- Technically, whiskey can last forever if it remains unopened and kept out of sunlight. Sun doesn’t necessarily damage the quality of whiskey, but it’ll certainly change the taste (with a musty flavor). It’s still drinkable, but it wouldn’t taste the way it’s meant to.
- There’s a 10 year wait list for Pappy Van Winkle, known as one of the rarest whiskey in the world. How’s about we skip that line and order through Saucey?
- You can earn a PhD in brewing and distilling. Oh yes, it is really a thing.
- The Whiskey Rebellion of 1794. Who else remembers this tidbit from 6th grade history? An uprising occurred by Scottish and Irish settles when after Alexander Hamilton began taxing whiskey in 1791. Whiskey was a huge economic commodity at the time, so can you blame them? Hamilton’s tax was finally repealed in 1802.
- There are 5-7 primary whiskey regions. Scotch, Irish,Canadian, Tennessee and Kentucky (Bourbon), with New Zealand and Japan aggressively emerging their way into the industry. If you’re new to Japanese whiskey, Mars Iwai Tradition Whiskey, known for its ripe cheery, honey toffee and ginger spice taste, is the way to go. You can get it here.
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Can you provide more info re: the Ph.D.? Thanks!