The Origin of American Whiskey
Scotch whiskey is the most preferred alcoholic drink of all time. It has been around for about 100 years ago. Scotland is known as the origin of whiskey, and it may have been introduced to the country by Christian monks. Scotch whiskey was produced, distilled and developed as early as 1960. Scotch was originally produced in Scotland as the name represents by Flair John Cor. Scotch whisky was first taxed in 1964 which made rise to a number of companies who sold Scottish whisky illegally. In 1973 the illegal distillers had put off the market when the Scotland parliament came up with a law that made it easy to set up a licensed distillery. Today fine scotch has been technologically advanced to become a popular drink.
As new Scottish and Irish immigrants tried to settle into American lands they brought with them distilling technologies never seen before. for the whiskey to carry the name scotch it must be distilled and matured in the parent home Scotland. The drying process of grain or corn with lack of smoke makes the American whiskey stronger, fuller and sweeter.
American Whisky brews exist in six different forms. The bourbon is believed to be an origin of Kentucky. Bourbon should be made of fifty percent corn and should be sorted in charred oak barrels for a term not shorter than two years as stipulated. Eight percent alcohol by volume is the biggest percentage of the spirit in bourbon. It is worth to note that bourbon is produced in many different states. Tennessee is closely related to bourbon. However, their biggest difference is that Tennessee must be filtered through sugar maple charcoal and can only be distilled in Tennessee. There are so far two types of this whiskey namely Jack Daniels and George Dickel. Other types of whisky are created by blending Rye and wheat whisky. For Rye to be bottled it must be fifty-one percent rye thus not many are bottled. It is slightly bitter and has a more powerful taste and is distilled in the states of Indiana and Kentucky. The difference between con and Rye is that con must contain eighty percent con. Con has to be aged in uncharred barrels if it is to be stored in wood, Blended American whiskey it contains twenty percent rye and bourbon and is a mass product in manufacturing market. The whiskey is cheap and easy to produce since the spirit percent is just eight percent. American whiskey can be termed as elegant and delightful since it can be served socially in pubs and restaurants as well as be issued as a corporate gift to employees or executives.