UncategorizedWhisky or Whiskey – 10 Things to Know

January 11, 2018by Baedeker0
Here at Baedeker we love Whisky!
A classic spirit distilled from malted grain, especially barley or rye, and loved throughout the ages, whiskey is the go to for many of our visitors. Impress your friends on your next visit with our quick facts about whisky.

Spelling –  Whiskey with an ‘E’ is Irish, some say the lack of an ‘E’ in the Scottish variety speaks to their thriftiness

  1. Origin –  Who distilled it first is still a matter of conjecture. Depending who you ask you will get a different answer but we sit in the Irish camp
  2. Single Malt – whisky from a single distillery using a single malted grain
  3. Blended Malt – a mixture of single malt whisky’s from a number of different distilleries
  4. Blended Whisky – can be a blend of multiple types of whisky
  5. Ageing – in Scotland a whisky needs to be aged for 3 years and 1 day to be called a whisky. When a bottle has an age statement it is a reflection of the years in barrel.
  6. Grains – Scotland uses only barley, in America they use corn, rye, wheat as well as barley
  7. Regions – Scotland has 5:Highland, Lowland, Islay, Speyside and Campbeltown
  8. 125 pounds is the export value of Scotch whisky per second
  9. There are over 20 million barrels of whisky in Scotland

Why not arrange a whiskey tasting at your next event? For more information contact our events team on [email protected] or pop in for a relaxing tipple!

Photo Credit: Mathhias Jordan

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