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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 topic of smoky whisky comes up in a bar it’s usually in association with Scotland, and more so, the famed isle of Islay. From Lagavulin to Bowmore, Islay enjoys a ...


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The barrels are pumped out at the winery. The barrels are probably rinsed with hot water until it's free of the gunk from the wine making process. Then left to drip dry for a while for a few days. If they are going to be used for spirits, the barrel head has to be taken off and then the barrel is charred on the inside. Otherwise, you won't get any of that ...


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Liquor casks are not cleaned between transfers, just emptied and stored until they need them again. The liquor that soaked into the wood makes sure nothing will grow in them. Wine barrels on the other hand, need to be cleaned between transfers. Typically they are rinsed with hot water and then maybe steam. Left to drip dry for a day or two. Then sulfur ...


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As the previous answer says: 'yes'. You don't need to go very far from Islay to find peaty whisky: they're making it on Jura (which is about 250m away across the Sound of Jura from Port Askaig), and all over Scotland. However, lots of folks are importing their peat and/or peated barley from Scotland, as there's not much of a tradition of peating outside of ...


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To answer your last question first, drinking 1 drink a day will not make you dependent. Drinking 3 or 4 times that amount probably won't make you dependent physically. Physiologically, you might become dependent on drinking for the effects but with that little amount, it would be very tough to be physically dependent. It's more of a bad habit at that point. ...


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It's not that Scottish distilleries 'put out discount product at stores like Lidl and Aldi', but stores like Lidl and Aldi buy whisky from the producers to sell as own-brand products. It's a standard way of selling whisky, and has been around longer than the current distillery brand model. Most non-distillery/major blender whiskies you find in a supermarket ...


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The answer is partially historical. In the 1900's Ireland's distillery market was hit hard. Starting with the Irish War of Independence from 1919 to 1921, prohibition in the United States between 1919 and 1933, then a trade war between Ireland and Britain from 1932 to 1938, and finally WW2 starting in 1939. By the 1970's Ireland only had two distilleries, ...


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Yes, it will taste like wood and not the smoked flavor you are seeking. First they should be oak chips. Then they should be charred. You should probably visit the Distiller's Forum and this topic comes up quite a bit. You want the chips to be charred black but not burned all the way through before you use them. Unlike wine chips, that should be toasted to ...


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While I'm not willing to track down specific journals now to source this answer, I can tell you that I've researched this question extensively on Google Scholar to find out the same thing. To sum up my research - the answer remains somewhat inconclusive, as is the case with many questions in diet science. The problem is that researchers can't easily ...


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Can drinking 45ml of spirit (40%) per day affect your health? A drink or two a day is quite fine to drink providing there is no history of proven alcohol dependency or some other underlining medical problem such as diabetes. A drink or two per day is not a habit, but could become habit forming if it becomes a daily necessity by which an individual can not ...


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