Whisky is a staple of class and sophistication across the world. It is associated with the Golden Age of film, gentlemen’s clubs, and the 20th century, to name a few. Whisky has become more popular over recent years, with more patrons becoming interested with classic cocktails, spirits and liquors, but what are the differences between types of whisky?
It may be confusing and intimidating for someone who wants to try whisky, or become more knowledgeable about it, so defer from ordering in a bar and sticking to what you know. However, there are many types of whiskies and lots of ways to enjoy them. ‘Whisky, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation. You gaze first, then it’s time to drink.’ – Haruki Murakami
If you’re looking for a whisky that’s a little more on the sweet side, then Bourbon whiskey is something you should try. The most common flavourings that come out in Bourbon are caramel and vanilla. It is aged in barrels for a minimum in 2 years, and what makes it special is that it can only be made and produced in America.
A more classic whisky to try is Scotch. Made in Scotland, as is in the name, it is aged a minimum of 3 years in oak casks. Scotch whisky is made primarily from grains, corn, and most importantly malted barley. When try Scotch, look out for the different types, such as single malt, blended malt, and single grain whisky.
For something a bit more modern, Japanese whisky has become more and more popular over the past decade. It is very similar to Scotch, due to the production being almost identical. However, you will find that although Japanese whisky tastes like Scotch, it has evolved to have more similar tastes to Bourbon.
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