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IRISH WHISKEY

Irish whiskey (Irish: Fuisce or uisce beatha) is whiskey made on the island of Ireland.

The word “whiskey” is an Anglicisation of the first word in the Gaelic phrase, uisce beatha, meaning “water of life” (modern Irish: uisce beatha, Scottish: uisgebeatha and Manx: ushtey bea). The phrase was a translation of the Latin term aqua vitae, which was commonly used to describe distilled spirits during the Middle Ages.

Peat is rarely used in the malting process, so that Irish whiskey has a smoother finish as opposed to the smoky, earthy overtones common to some Scotches. There are notable exceptions to these rules in both countries; an example is Connemara peated Irish malt (double distilled) whiskey from the Cooley Distillery in Riverstown, Cooley, County Louth.

Irish whiskey was once the most popular spirit in the world, through a long period of decline from the late 19th century onwards greatly damaged the industry.So much so that although Ireland boasted over 30 distilleries in the 1890s, a century later, this number had fallen to just three. However, Irish whiskey has seen a great resurgence in popularity since the late twentieth century, and has been the fastest growing spirit in the world every year since 1990. With exports growing by over 15% per annum in recent years, existing distilleries have been expanded and a number of new distilleries constructed. As of August 2017, Ireland now has eighteen distilleries in operation, with at least a further sixteen in the planning stages.However, only six of these have been operating long enough to have products sufficiently aged for sale, and only one of these was operating prior to 1975.

2 Gingers

Westmeath, Ireland            Kilbeggan Distillery

Bushmills

Bushmills, Ireland                       Old Bushmills Distillery 

Bushmills 21

Bushmills, Ireland                       Old Bushmills Distillery

Jameson

Dublin, Ireland                             Bow St. Distillery

Jameson Black

Dublin, Ireland                             Bow St. Distillery

Jameson Caskmates

Dublin, Ireland                             Bow St. Distillery

Red Breast

East Cork, Ireland                Mileton Distillery

Tullamore Dew

Tullamore , Ireland              Tullamore Distillery

SCOTCH

Scotch whisky (Scottish Gaelic: uisge-beatha na h-Alba; often simply called Scotch) is malt whisky or grain whisky made in Scotland. Scotch whisky must be made in a manner specified by law.All Scotch whisky was originally made from malted barley. Commercial distilleries began introducing whisky made from wheat and rye in the late 18th century.Scotch whisky is divided into five distinct categories: single malt Scotch whisky, single grain Scotch whisky, blended malt Scotch whisky (formerly called “vatted malt” or “pure malt”), blended grain Scotch whisky, and blended Scotch whisky.

All Scotch whisky must be aged in oak barrels for at least three years. Any age statement on a bottle of Scotch whisky, expressed in numerical form, must reflect the age of the youngest whisky used to produce that product. A whisky with an age statement is known as guaranteed-age whisky. A whisky without an age statement is known as a no age statement (NAS) whisky, the only guarantee being that all whisky contained in that bottle is at least three years old.

The first written mention of Scotch whisky is in the Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, 1495. A friar named John Cor was the distiller at Lindores Abbey in the Kingdom of Fife] where, in October 2017, malt whisky production restarted for the

Chivas

Speyside                                Strathisla distillery

Johnnie Walker Red

Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire.  Mortlach distillery

Johnnie Walker Blue

Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire.  Mortlach distillery

Johnnie Walker Black

Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire.  Mortlach distillery

Dewars

Speyside                                Aberfeldy Distillery

Glenfiddich 12yr

Speyside                            Glenfiddich Distillery

Glenfiddich 14yr

Speyside                           Glenfiddich Distillery

Glenfiddich 15yr

Speyside                           Glenfiddich Distillery

Glenlivet

Speyside                                 Glenlivet Distillery

Lagavulin

Islay                                       Lagavulin Distillery

Laphroaig

Islay                                        Laphroaig Distillery  

Macallan 10yr

Speyside                                              The Macallan Distillery Ltd

Oban 14

Highlands                                     Oban Distillery

Speyside                                    Balvenie Distillery

Balvenie 12 yr

Speyside                                    Balvenie Distillery

Balvenie 14 yr

Speyside                                    Balvenie Distillery

RYE

Rye whiskey can refer to either of two, different, but related, types of whiskey:                                                                                               

  • American rye whiskey, which must be distilled from at least 51 percent rye;
  • Canadian whisky, which is often referred to as (and often labelled as) rye whisky for historical reasons, although it may or may not actually include any rye in its production process.

Bulleit Rye

Louisville,Ky                                                                                                         Stitzel-Weller Distillery

Knob Creek Rye

Clermont, KY                                                                                                                 Jim Beam Distillery

BOURBON

Bourbon whiskey /bɜːrbən/ is a type of American whiskey, a barrel-aged distilled spirit made primarily from corn. The name derives from the French Bourbon dynasty, although the precise inspiration for the whiskey’s name is unsettled; contenders include Bourbon County in Kentucky and Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Bourbon has been distilled since the 18th century] The use of the term “bourbon” for the whiskey has been traced to the 1820s, and the term began to be used consistently in Kentucky in the 1870s. While bourbon may be made anywhere in the United States, it is strongly associated with the American South, and with Kentucky in particular. As of 2014, the distillers’ wholesale market revenue for bourbon sold within the U.S. is about $2.7 billion, and bourbon makes up about two-thirds of the $1.6 billion of U.S. exports of distilled spirits.

4 Roses Single Barrel

Lawrenceburg, Ky                               4 Roses Distillery

4 Roses Small Batch

Lawrenceburg, Ky                               4 Roses Distillery 

4 Roses Yellow Label

 Lawrenceburg, Ky                              4 Roses Distillery 

Angels Envy

Louisville, Ky                       Louisville Distilling Co

Buffalo Trace

Frankfort , Ky                        Buffalo Trace Distillery

Jim Beam

Clermont, KY                                     Jim Beam Distillery 

Knob Creek

Clermont, KY                                     Jim Beam Distillery

Makers Mark

Loretto, Ky                               Maker’s Mark Distillery

Blantons

Frankfort , Ky                         Buffalo Trace Distillery

Basil Hayden

Clermont, Ky                       Kentucky Springs Distilling

Woodford Reserve

Versailles , KY                                  The Woodford Reserve Distillery

Wild Turkey 101

Lawrenceburg, Ky                        Wild Turkey Distillery

AMERICAN WHISKEY

American whiskey is a distilled beverage produced in the United States from a fermented mash of cereal grain. Among the types included under this designation are bourbon whiskey, rye whiskey, rye malt whiskey, malt whiskey, wheat whiskey, and corn whiskey. All of these are made from mashes with at least 51% of their named grains.

Also included are blended whiskey, blend of straight whiskeys, grain whisky, and spirit whiskey, which do not specify a dominant grain, and in the case of blends may include artificial color and flavorings.

Laws regulating the above products vary between those produced for consumption within the United States and exported abroad.

Jack Daniels

Lynchburg, Tn                               Jack Daniels Distillery

Fireball

Metairie, La                              Sazerac Distillery 

Bird Dog Blackberry

Bowling Green , Ky             Western Spirits Distillery

American Honey

Lawrenceburg,Ky                    Austin, Nichols Distilling Company

Seagrams 7

Norwalk , Ct                                                              The 7 Crown Distillery

Seagrams 10

Norwalk , Ct                                                              The 7 Crown Distillery

Seagrams VO

Norwalk , Ct                                                              The 7 Crown Distillery

CANADIAN WHISKEY

Canadian whisky is a type of whisky produced in Canada. 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.[1] 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.

Canadian Club

Windsor, Ca                                                          Hiram walker and Sons Distillery

Crown Royal

Gimli, Manitoba                                                Crown Royal Distillery

Crown Royal Reserve

Gimli, Manitoba                                                Crown Royal Distillery