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Difference between Whiskey and Bourbon?

Bourbon is a type of whiskey, whereas not all whiskies are bourbons! Bourbon is a type of whiskey that gets its name from Bourbon County, Kentucky, where it originated. Bourbon tends to be amber-...
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Is there a peatiness scale for whiskies

There is a way peatiness or smokiness is measured scientifically: the phenol count in parts per million (PPM) however this isn't as useful as it sounds, as different phenols taste and smell different. ...
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Where I can check the age of this blended scotch whisky?

For blended whisky, the age is not generally considered a relevant factor. There will be a range of ages and whiskies in there, chosen to make the end result. Unless a particular blend has ages ...
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Whiskey - Irish vs. Scottish

Legally, a Scotch Whisky is a distilled spirit made in Scotland from cereals, water and yeast and has been matured for a period of not less than three years (The Scotch Whisky Regulations 2009). An ...
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What is the difference between Cognac, Brandy, Bourbon, Scotch and Whiskey?

Bourbon and scotch are types of whiskey and cognac is a variety of brandy. Bourbon is a type of whiskey, whereas not all whiskies are bourbons! The main difference between scotch and whisky is ...
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How to correctly drink whiskey?

Just like wine, whisky demands a reasonable glass that will help rather than hinder the aromas. Avoid shot glasses and wide-mouthed tumblers, and go for something like the Glencairn Whisky Glass, or a ...
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How long will an opened bottle of whisky last while stored under ideal conditions?

Whisky will never go bad after it's opened and kept closed and away from sunlight. How should I store my Scotch Whisky? Unlike wine, whisky does not mature in the bottle. So even if you keep a 12 ...
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Whiskey: Year is it from distilled or bottled?

The bottle you are talking about will be 6 years old: it ages from the day of distillation and it will stop aging once it has been bottled (properties can change but for all intents and purposes it ...
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What does it mean that multiple whiskey brands come from the same distillery?

A distillery is just a building at the end of a day, the flavor of a whiskey comes from the ingredients and equipment used inside it. In whiskey making the equipment used makes a big difference in the ...
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How to select upper-tier whiskies without trying them first?

Unfortunately there's no good way to guarantee you'll get something you'll like. However, there are some things you can do to help: Find reviews that you agree with of whisk(e)ys you like. Note who ...
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What happens if I drink buttermilk after 3-5 drinks rum or whiskey (60ml each)?

The acidity (ph) of ethanol is relatively neutral (roughly equivalent to water), so milk and creams will typically mix fine with ethanol. In fact, it's the basis of many popular alcoholic beverages, ...
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Preparation of cocktails using whiskey

Whisky/whiskey and soda is a drink that's been popular since the 19th century. In the basic form it is very simple, but there are many possible variations (see, for example, these eight recipes from ...
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Difference between Whiskey and Bourbon?

Corn. The differences between those drinks ("made for U.S. consumption"), and the difference between whiskey and bourbon are two separate questions (the former has been well answered). Beverage ...
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How to select upper-tier whiskies without trying them first?

No. There is no "objective" way to map your tastes to what is in the bottle. It's purely a subjective exercise. There is also this website Master of Malt Samples that might be able to ship 3cl ...
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Can whiskey made outside of Tennessee be considered bourbon?

Bourbon has a stronger association with Kentucky than it does Tennesee. Many people even believe that bourbon has to be made in Kentucky in order to legally qualify as bourbon, which is a ...
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Is the "Japanese whiskey" in the picture a real brand, and if so what is its full name?

At 12:12 you have another shot, where you better see the shape of the bottle. together with the black cap in your screenshot maybe that rings a bell for someone who is into whiskey? At 12:15 little ...
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What kind of whiskey is served cold?

One whiskey that I know of is the Snow Grouse it is a blended grain whiskey that as by the name is supposed to be drank cold. Some would even say that this whiskey is better straight from the freezer
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How can I keep Whisky from corking over time?

Hard spirits naturally degrade over time once opened You've already opened the bottle because you wanted to actually enjoy the drink, here are step you can take to help ensure the slow and ...
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Is peaty whiskey made in other parts of the world besides Islay?

Is peaty whiskey made in other parts of the world besides Islay? The short answer is yes. Here are five examples from around the world: 5 Smoky World Whiskies Challenging Scotch When the ...
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Fake Glencairn Glass?

Happy to confirm this is indeed a legitimate Glencairn Glass. The design on the base stamp was updated in 2019, along with the box design with the latest QR code specifically introduced for those ...
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What are the predominant styles of Whisky coming out of Asia?

Suntory and Kavalan whiskey have really put Asian Whiskey on "the map." The Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask, by Suntory even won Jim Murray's Whiskey of the Year in 2015. The styles are the same ...
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Difference between Whiskey and Bourbon?

Wikipedia is a great resource. The Federal Standards of Identity for Distilled Spirits (27 C.F.R. 5) state that bourbon made for U.S. consumption[18] must be: Produced in the United ...
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What can be substituted for whiskey with Haggis?

Personally, I have never had haggis, but pairing it with wine is not all that uncommon. Some even pair it with beer as can be seen here, but I would go with a sweet fruity red wine. Pairing wine with ...
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Which production methods make one whisky more palatable than another?

This question may end up being closed as too broad, as a full answer to this would include many lifetimes of experience by master distillers, and would have to incorporate opinions (some people find ...
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Are there broad stylistic differences between Scotch and Irish whiskey?

I'd say yes, but with the caveat that I've only tried a limited number of Irish whiskies (mostly big name brands) and so they might be a bit more varied than I'm aware of. I'm largely ignorant of ...
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What is the official way to drink a boilermaker?

What is the official way to drink a Boilermaker? First of all there are two types of boilermakers. A boilermaker can refer to two types of beer cocktail. In American terminology, the drink ...
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Does whisky change its taste in an open bottle?

This is a heated topic of debate among whiskey drinkers, actually. The heart of the answer lies somewhere between the sensitivity of the palate and the length of time that a whiskey remains open... ...
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What's bitters to use with bourbon, blood orange syrup, lemon juice and pinot noir?

What's bitters to use with bourbon, blood orange syrup, lemon juice and pinot noir? Bitters have been around for along time, but have come back into favor as part of the current craft cocktail trend. ...
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What is a “Boston Particular?"

What is a “Boston Particular?” First of all here is the exact quote in question: It is almost certain that “the first Americans and Persians to interact in person” were not missionaries but “rum ...
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