Distilled Spirits 101 – A Quick Tutorial

on 16/04/11 at 9:47 am

Spirits
American Whiskey

American Whiskey

Kentucky Bourbons to Tennessee Whiskeys

Scotch Whisky

Scotch Whisky

The earliest official reference to whisky-making in Scotland appears in the Exchequer Rolls of 1494-95

Irish Whiskey

Irish Whiskey

According to Irish legend, missionary monks brought the secret of distilla­tion to Ireland from somewhere in the Mediterranean between 1400 and 1500 years ago

Canadian Whisky

Canadian Whisky

The historical connection to Scotland helps explain why Canadians spell whisky in the Scotch fashion, without an “e”.

Vodka

Vodka

A spirit without any distinctive character, aroma, taste or color

Rum

Rum

Conceived as a way of utilizing the excess molasses produced by sugar cane plantations

Tequila

Tequila

Many people mistakenly believe that tequila is made from a cactus

Gin

Gin

The distillate of a grain mash combined with various flavoring agents

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