The History of American Whiskey
Scotch whiskey is the most consumed alcoholic beverages of all time. It has been around for about 100 years ago. Whisky was first distilled in Scotland; there is a history that could have been brought to the country by the Christian monks. The production, distillation, and development started as early as 1600. The origin of Scotch whisky is in Scotland and was discovered by Flair John Cor. Due to the taxation introduced on Scottish whiskey in 1964 it leads to the emergence of companies that sold Scottish whiskey illegally. To curb this in 1973 the Scotland parliament came up with a law that made it easy to set up a licensed distillery and this put illegal distillers off the market. Scotch has become a popular drink because it has been technologically advanced.
New distilling technologies were brought about by new Scottish and Irish immigrants who settled in American lands for whiskey to be called scotch must be distilled and matured in Scotland The American whiskey is stronger, fuller and sweeter because there is lack of smoke in the drying process of grain or corn.
American Whisky brews exist in six different forms. The bourbon is believed to be an origin of Kentucky. Stipulations of bourbon is that it should be made of fifty-one percent corn and should be stored in charred oak barrels for a term not shorter than two years. The spirit in it must not exceed eight percent alcohol by volume. Of importance is to know that bourbon is produced in many different states. Tennessee is closely related to bourbon. However, Tennessee must be filtered through sugar maple charcoal and can only be distilled in Tennessee. Jack Daniels and George Dickel are the only known types of this whiskey. Rye and Wheat whiskey are used to create other types of whiskey by blending them together. Only a few of the Rye whisky are bottled since they must be fifty one percent Rye. It is slightly bitter and has a more powerful taste and is distilled in the states of Indiana and Kentucky. The con whisky must contain eighty percent con unlike bourbon. Con has to be aged in uncharred barrels if it is to be stored in wood, Blended American whisky is mass produced in the industrial market and contains twenty percent rye and bourbon. The industrial spirit contains eight percent whiskey, and thus it is cheap and easy to produce. American whiskey can be served in weddings or in social drinks in pubs and restaurants while the drink can also be issued out to employees and executives as a corporate gift thus the drink is elegant and delightful.