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What is the difference between bourbon and scotch?

What is the difference between bourbon and scotch?

What is the difference between bourbon and scotch? Place of origin Scottish: the scotch whiskey must be produced in Scotland. Not only, to use the term "Scotch whiskey" on the label, the whiskey must also be bottled in Scotland (with the exception […]

The 9 (+1) best whiskeys with fruit and sherry

The 9 (+1) best whiskeys with fruit and sherry

The 9 (+1) best whiskeys with fruit and sherry Our whiskey suggestions with sherry Glenfarclas 15 years The Glenfarclas distillery has been family-run for generations. The whiskeys mature exclusively in sherry casks: the best contacts with the Spanish […]

Which whiskey to give at Christmas (and not only)?

Which whiskey to give at Christmas (and not only)?

Which whiskey to give at Christmas (and not only)? Whiskey up to € 50 to give away at Christmas This is definitely the most crowded price range, in which there is no shortage of proposals also in large distribution, but for this reason it is easy to […]

What does “NAS” mean in the world of whiskey?

What does “NAS” mean in the world of whiskey?

What does “NAS” mean in the world of whiskey? The beginning of age declarations There were no whiskeys with age claims until the so-called “whisky loch” of the 60s, when a drop in demand caused a vast accumulation of barrels of ever-increasing […]

What is a whiskey on the rocks?

What is a whiskey on the rocks?

What is a whiskey on the rocks? Come fare un whisky on the rocks Whiskey with ice (on the rocks) is one of the simplest drinks you can make. All you need is: WhiskeyLarge ice cubes or a scoop of iceWhiskey glass (also known as an old-fashioned glass, rock […]

How to choose a whiskey to give as a gift

How to choose a whiskey to give as a gift

How to choose a whiskey to give as a gift How whiskey is made Whiskey is an alcoholic beverage obtained from the distillation of fermented wort of barley or other grains, malted or not. Malting it happens to increase fermentable sugars. This phase takes […]

5 tips for pairing whiskey with food

5 tips for pairing whiskey with food

5 tips for pairing whiskey with food Get to know your whiskey You can't pair the dish without a flavor reference, then pour yourself a finger and get acquainted with the whiskey you have decided to pair.The first step is smell and taste for identify aromas, […]

What is Irish whiskey and what's the difference with scotch?

What is Irish whiskey and what's the difference with scotch?

What is Irish whiskey and what's the difference with scotch? Differences between Irish and Scottish whiskey Irish whiskey and Scotch whiskey they are the oldest styles of cereal distillate. Which was created first is the subject of historical debate.  The […]

Like the various types of wood, they influence whiskey

Like the various types of wood, they influence whiskey

Like the various types of wood, they influence whiskey Quercia The primary function of oak in whiskey is to impart flavor. But the way the modern whiskey industry works today, rather than the wood itself, we are increasingly familiar, as consumers, […]

Understanding Japanese whiskey in 5 steps

Understanding Japanese whiskey in 5 steps

Understanding Japanese whiskey in 5 steps They learned from the best In 1854, Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perr gave away a barrel with 414 liters of whiskey shogun Tokugawa Leyoshi under the Kanagawa Trade Treaty. The Japanese people were amazed […]

Five scotch whiskeys for those who don't like peat

Five scotch whiskeys for those who don't like peat

Five scotch whiskeys for those who don't like peat Glenkinchie 12 This Lowland single malt distillery is not far from Edinburgh, but its fresh, bright and nutty flavor feels a far cry from the sooty surfaces of Edinburgh. Soft and sweet, with notes […]

The best 5 whiskeys to sip on a warm summer evening

The best 5 whiskeys to sip on a warm summer evening

The best 5 whiskeys to sip on a warm summer evening To be avoided Any corn-based whiskey is too heavy and sweet, then no to most bourbons and Tennessee whiskeys. And of course all 100% corn whiskeys like moonshines. I would never drink sherry the port […]

The Scotch Whiskey regions: focus on Speyside

The Scotch Whiskey regions: focus on Speyside

The Scotch Whiskey regions: focus on Speyside The history and origins of Speyside whiskeys The Speyside region was the source of the first Scottish whiskey boom. In August 1822, King George IV made a highly publicized trip to Edinburgh. While there, […]

7 underrated whiskeys from renowned distilleries

7 underrated whiskeys from renowned distilleries

7 underrated whiskeys from renowned distilleries Laphroaig Quarter Cask The taste of this scotch whisky it is influenced by its region, just like any other Scotch. Since it comes from Islay, this means it is not immune to the area's distinctive strong, […]

10 things you (maybe) didn't know about Jack Daniel's

10 things you (maybe) didn't know about Jack Daniel's

10 things you (maybe) didn't know about Jack Daniel's Jack Daniel's is the oldest distillery in the United States Is Jack Daniel's the oldest distillery in the United States? Yes and no. Maker's Mark claims to be the oldest. Many old distilleries were […]

What is single malt whiskey? Beginner's Guide

What is single malt whiskey? Beginner's Guide

What is single malt whiskey? Beginner's Guide Differences between single malt and blended whiskey Technically, single malt whiskey is a blend of malt whiskey produced in a distillery. That doesn't mean it's the same as a blended whiskey, whether it's […]

What is the difference between bourbon and whiskey?

What is the difference between bourbon and whiskey?

What is the difference between bourbon and whiskey? Hometown Whisky esc you: O scotch whiskey must be produced in Scotland. Not only, to use the term "Scotch whiskey" on the label, whiskey must also be bottled in Scotland (except for blended […]

Whiskey aging: where and how it takes place, types and time needed

Whiskey aging: where and how it takes place, types and time needed

Whiskey aging: where and how it takes place, types and time needed What is the use of aging whiskeys? For whiskeys, the aging phase is necessary for several reasons. Primarily, aging tends to soften the "sharpness" of the distillate and contextually to enrich […]

Best Whiskey: the 7 TOP in the world [GUIDE 2021]

Best Whiskey: the 7 TOP in the world [GUIDE 2021]

If you are looking for the best Whiskey I want to confide some things to you first. It originated in Ireland or Scotland, and is the noblest of grain distillates. Varied and multifaceted, connoisseurs love to enjoy it straight, as it should be for all brandies, […]

Peaty whiskey: what it is, how it is produced and which are the best

Peaty whiskey: what it is, how it is produced and which are the best

Peaty whiskey: what it is, how it is produced and which are the best What is peat It is a natural product made from organic material decomposition that is created in cold and water-rich soils such as lakes and marshes, places particularly present in Hebridean […]

How water affects whiskey

How water affects whiskey

How water affects whiskey Water affects whiskey production Distilleries are rightfully proud of their water source. A constant supply of water is essential. For example, during prolonged periods of drought some distilleries have to stop production, as […]

Japanese whisky: here's what you need to know

Japanese whisky: here's what you need to know

Japanese whisky: here's everything you need to know The origins of Japanese whisky It all started in 1923, when Masataka Taketsuru took over the Yamazaki distillery. Taketsuru was brought up in the family's drinking house, which turned into a passion […]

Whiskey Sour: the recipe for the summer cocktail

Whiskey Sour: the recipe for the summer cocktail

Whiskey Sour: the recipe for the summer cocktail Whiskey Sour, the correct name Although many ignore the difference, the correct name is actually whiskey Sour, with the "e", this is because the main ingredient is the bourbon whiskey and not a Scotch whiskey […]

The 7 best soft whiskeys

The 7 best soft whiskeys

The 7 best soft whiskeys How we have chosen the best delicate whiskeys Choosing from the multitude of mild single malts was not that easy. We therefore applied the following criteria: No smoke: we have deliberately excluded peaty whiskeys. As well […]

Difference between whiskey and whiskey: does it really exist?

Difference between whiskey and whiskey: does it really exist?

Difference between whiskey and whiskey: does it really exist? It is not just a question of etiquette As mentioned earlier e differences between Whiskey and Whiskey they go far beyond what is stated on the label or country of production. There are certainly […]

Whiskey to start: here are 5 labels for newbies

Whiskey to start: here are 5 labels for newbies

Whiskey to start: here are 5 labels for newbies The basics of whiskey Do not be angry if I will call you a neophyte or a beginner, it is a way like any other to define a "non expert" in a certain sector, nothing offensive. In any case, before suggesting […]

How many types of whiskey are there? Here are all the types

How many types of whiskey are there? Here are all the types

How many types of whiskey are there? Here are all the types Scotch Whiskey: the whiskey that comes from Scotland Without a shadow of a doubt, scotch whiskey is the most important and prized in the world. Scotland is universally recognized as the homeland […]

What does small batch whiskey mean?

What does small batch whiskey mean?

What does small batch whiskey mean? How and why a small batch whiskey is created Creating a small batch whiskey means tasting and choosing barrels rather than dumping them all in one blend. When a distillery decides to create a small batch, it is looking […]

Alternative investments: collectible whiskey

Alternative investments: collectible whiskey

Alternative investments: collectible whiskey Get to know your world If you want to start venturing into the world of collectors or investors, the first thing you should do is learn a learn about whiskeys, how they arise, the difference between single malt […]

What is an Oloroso Sherry Cask (whiskey)?

What is an Oloroso Sherry Cask (whiskey)?

What is an Oloroso Sherry Cask (whiskey)? Where do Oloroso sherry barrels come from? Oloroso sherry barrels always come from Spain. More precisely from the area around the city of Jerez de la Frontera, in the south of the Iberian Peninsula. The different […]

How to store whiskey if you don't have a cellar: expert advice

How to store whiskey if you don't have a cellar: expert advice

How to store whiskey if you don't have a cellar: expert advice The basics of whiskey storage Whiskey is a distillate that requires little attention. The first is that of never throw the package away original, especially if you have a bottle of a certain value […]

The 10 best whiskeys (not only Scottish) under 100 €

The 10 best whiskeys (not only Scottish) under 100 €

The 10 best whiskeys (not only Scottish) under 100 € Excellent whiskeys under € 100 Aberlour Founding Aberlour A'Bunadh is a delicious whiskey. The single malt is aged in oloroso sherry casks and bottled at full strength, for one of the boldest and […]

Ten reasons why you should look further and not stop at your current favorite whiskey

Ten reasons why you should look further and not stop at your current favorite whiskey

Ten reasons why you should look further and not stop at your current favorite whiskey Discover completely new countries (and whiskeys) Maybe you are a big fan of scotch, bourbon or Irish whiskey. Wherever your favorite whiskey is, don't tie yourself to […]

Japanese whiskey: here's what you need to know

Japanese whiskey: here's what you need to know

Japanese whiskey: here's what you need to know The origins of Japanese whiskey It all started in 1923, when Masataka Taketsuru took over the Yamazaki Distillery. Taketsuru was raised in the family drink business, which evolved into a passion for distillation […]

The Scotch Whiskey regions: focus on the Highlands

The Scotch Whiskey regions: focus on the Highlands

The Scotch Whiskey regions: focus on the Highlands The history and origins of Highland whiskeys For Britain, the defining political issue of the eighteenth century was the endless war with France. From Louis XIV to revolutionary France to Napoleonic imperialism, […]

10 curiosities about whiskey you probably don't know

10 curiosities about whiskey you probably don't know

10 curiosities about whiskey you probably don't know The millenary peat Peat used to dry barley and impart this distinctive smoky aroma to some of your favorite whiskeys it probably had among the 1000 ei 5000 years. Yes, peat bogs […]

Godfather Cocktail: recipe and preparation of the drink based on whiskey and amaretto

Godfather Cocktail: recipe and preparation of the drink based on whiskey and amaretto

Godfather Cocktail: recipe and preparation of the drink based on whiskey and amaretto Le origini of the Godfather Cocktail The era in which this cocktail was born is unknown, what is known for sure is that it is one of the three so-called "Criminal cocktails" […]

Good and cheap whiskeys: the best for less than 50 €

Good and cheap whiskeys: the best for less than 50 €

Good and cheap whiskeys: the best for less than 50 € Excellent whiskeys up to 50 euros Glenfiddich Fire & Cane Glenfiddich is a distillery known for its fruity and delicate products, certainly not for the smokiness of its whiskeys that are not in […]

Ranking 2021: here are the best-selling whiskeys in Spain

Ranking 2021: here are the best-selling whiskeys in Spain

The World Whiskey Awards during the pandemic As a first source of investigation we consulted the ranking of the best Whiskeys in the world and we compared it with our own sales flows which, however, are still incomplete to be able to draw conclusions. This year, […]

The 4 best whiskeys that are reminiscent of the sea

The 4 best whiskeys that are reminiscent of the sea

The 4 best whiskeys that are reminiscent of the sea Clynelish 14 years old There are not many distilleries on the east coast of Scotland. But that's not the only reason Clynelish stands out - it's the waxy character and serious aromas that make the Brora […]

How to taste whiskey and appreciate its taste and aromas

How to taste whiskey and appreciate its taste and aromas

How to taste whiskey and appreciate its taste and aromas What to do and what to avoid to enjoy a good whiskey If you are among those who want to start approaching world of whiskeys, it is good that you know some simple rules so that the first approach […]

Are there sweet whiskeys? Here are the best

Are there sweet whiskeys? Here are the best

Are there sweet whiskeys? Here are the best What determines the sweet or dry taste in whiskeys? The factors that determine the "sweetness" in whiskeys are essentially two, they can be found individually or combined with each other, obviously in this case […]

What is blended whiskey? A beginner's guide

What is blended whiskey? A beginner's guide

What is blended whiskey? A beginner's guide This is the birthplace of the great brands that exist today. 1. Johnnie Walker - created by John Walker in the mid-1880s and originally sold in his grocery store in Kilmarnock. 2. Chivas Regal - […]

Japanese whiskey: here's everything you need to know

Japanese whiskey: here's everything you need to know

Japanese whiskey: here's everything you need to know The origins of Japanese whiskey It all started in 1923, when Masataka Taketsuru opened the Yamazaki distillery. Taketsuru had grown up in the family brewery, which turned into a passion for distillation […]

The 10 most spirits mixed with Coca Cola

The 10 most spirits mixed with Coca Cola

The 10 most spirits mixed with Coca Cola Whisky & Cola Whiskey and Cola is a mix and not a real cocktail. For this combination the most used bottles of distillate, or the following ones, will make the drink pleasantly more sweet and sparkling. Johnnie […]

Claims whiskey aficionados should no longer hear

Claims whiskey aficionados should no longer hear

Claims whiskey aficionados should no longer hear I've heard that the best whiskey in the world is Japanese These are all subjective opinions, very often broadcast by non-specialized mass media. I guess you've also heard that whiskey can help you lose weight […]

How are whiskey aging barrels made?

How are whiskey aging barrels made?

How are whiskey aging barrels made? Everything starts with a tree For best results, the tree should be at least 70 years old.The oak is cut into long, thin pieces and dried, traditionally on the outside, for several years. This removes moisture from […]

The 6 best spiced and woody whiskeys

The 6 best spiced and woody whiskeys

The 6 best spiced and woody whiskeys How we chose the spiced whiskeys Strong aromas: this list contains a selection of single malts with intense, spicy and woody aromas. Some bottlings also mature in sherry barrels or in port wine barrels. Higher […]

What is brandy and what is the difference with grappa?

What is brandy and what is the difference with grappa?

What is brandy and what is the difference with grappa? The ABC of distillation: it is the raw materials that make the difference First you need to know that "Brandy" is a generic term which could be assimilated to that of "distillate". What transforms […]

What is the meaning of single cask whiskey?

What is the meaning of single cask whiskey?

What is the meaning of single cask whiskey? What is a single cask whiskey To make a single cask whiskey, a single cask is selected and bottled from the warehouse of a distillery.  Since the barrels develop very differently depending on the nature of […]

Production areas of Scottish whiskey

Production areas of Scottish whiskey

Production areas of Scottish whiskey Scotch whiskey is a complex drink rich in aromatic characteristics. Each scotch whiskey has very different scents and flavors from region to region.  If you've ever tried one scotch whisky and asked yourself questions […]

How many glasses can you pour from a bottle of whiskey? It depends on the glass! Here are the most used

How many glasses can you pour from a bottle of whiskey? It depends on the glass! Here are the most used

How many glasses can you pour from a bottle of whiskey? It depends on the glass! Here are the most used Why is whiskey tasted following a rigorous procedure? Il whiskey is a strongly alcoholic distillate obtained from the skilful processing of fermented […]

8 Things Whiskey Drinkers Think When They Look at a Local's Whiskey List

8 Things Whiskey Drinkers Think When They Look at a Local's Whiskey List

8 Things Whiskey Drinkers Think When They Look at a Local's Whiskey List How many countries do they have? And do they have a good selection of those countries? It is not enough to have an American section if the only thing it contains is Jack Daniel's. […]

Irish Coffee: recipe with ingredients and preparation

Irish Coffee: recipe with ingredients and preparation

Irish Coffee: recipe with ingredients and preparation La storia dell'Irish Coffee As its name implies, Irish Coffee was born around the middle of the last century in Ireland from the hand of Joe Sharidan, a chef at the Limerick airport restaurant, where […]

Is whiskey drunk with or without water?

Is whiskey drunk with or without water?

Is whiskey drunk with or without water? Smooth whiskey The easiest way and for many it is also the only one. Whiskey at room temperature and nothing else. Actually this way whiskey does not give the best of itself, remains relatively closed and alcohol (at […]