CELEBRATE WORLD WHISKY DAY | 16 MAY 2020
CELEBRATE WORLD WHISKY DAY
16 MAY 2020
From dramatic wilderness to majestic mountains, Ireland is a land of true beauty. It’s also where whiskey originally comes from, dating back to 1405, around 90 years before the Scots joined the party.
And for many years, Irish whiskey was more popular than Scotch. Today, Irish whiskey with its lighter and smoother flavour profile is being discovered all over again.
Have you noticed there’s an ‘e’ in Irish whiskey? It’s just one of the ways to distinguish it from Scotch. But there are other ways to tell them apart.
Irish whiskey is made using single pot-stills which are typically smaller than the Scottish version. It is also most often made from a combination of malted and unmalted barley and sometimes other grains like corn or wheat. But the biggest difference is the triple distillation process. Scotch is usually distilled only twice. It’s this extra distillation that produces a lighter flavour and smoother mouth feel.
Start exploring, you’re sure to enjoy the journey.
During the early 20th century the Irish whiskey industry was almost wiped out. Luckily, it survived and today we can still enjoy this distinctive whiskey style.
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